We have become a
slave to our routines. It is a mechanical life plan that we
generally tend to follow. Even praying to God at the appointed
times has become a thoughtless process and does not bring the
real benefits it should. Seldom do we get the chance to take
time out to nourish our spiritual self in a thoughtful way.
The need to appoint a spiritual part of the day is even more
needed in a life that mostly consists of material parts.
We need more
vigilance in this matter because like the body our soul also
needs nourishment. A soul which is not nourished in the right
way is likely to become weak and prone to superstitions. Just
as junk food does nourish our bodies but is unhealthy and a
gateway to diseases, similarly, all ungodly things that
nourish the soul may make it live but this life will be
inflicted with many spiritual ailments.
We need to take
time out every day to nurture our spiritual self and care for
it just as we do in the case of our physical self.
to be more mentally attentive in our prescribed worship
rituals, we must seize some moments every day to think about
the blessings of God we enjoy, the favours from which many are
deprived, helping out people in whatever way we can, gaping at
the beauty of mother nature, gazing at the stars at night,
reflecting on the immaculate systems and organs of our body,
enjoying living as free individuals of a free country, feeling
exhilarated through deep breaths of fresh air, listening to
the enchanting sounds of the birds, relaxing in the sun in
winters, deliberating on our purpose of existence and that of
the world around us …. the list continues!
Let us be more
vigilant towards our spiritual needs!