Being spiritual means not taking things for granted. Quite the opposite, you remember how everything that comes to you fits into an overall scheme. You acknowledge the precious quality of everyday things. And you maintain a gratitude for both the good and the bad in your life.Let's face it. People love to be wowed. This is one of the great pulls of religion; that opportunity to have grand epiphanies and be part of celestial extravaganzas. We crave to see the burning bush or to hear God's voice booming from the clouds.
~ from 365 Tao: Daily Meditations, Entry 195 ~
What gets lost in the shuffle, however, is the mysterious wonder of the mundane. Every moment we are conscious, each aspect of our lives is a spectacle to behold. The air that we breath. The food that nourishes us. The robin's song we listen to. The sun that shines on us. The emptiness we feel in solitude.
We don't need to go to church or a special place to feel connected to the infinite. We don't need to fall down on our knees in prayer or take time out of our day to meditate. Heck, we don't have to do anything but be aware and, when we allow ourselves to be aware, all things are connected.