I saw a fascinating exhibit at a museum this week. The topic was “Creating Rituals”, and people were invited to post on a bulletin board the many rituals involved in their lives.
What an amazing glimpse into the private reflections of ordinary folks. So many people have rituals that go far beyond the usual ones of lighting candles, saying a prayer or giving thanks.
So what is a ritual? Wikipedia defines a ritual as “a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value.” Rituals add meaning to the ordinary and strengthen our connections.
Can creating rituals make a change in your life? Definitely! Our rituals are personal and transformative.
Give some thought to the current rituals in your life – and then think about adding another one or two.
Focus your attention – and intention – on the things that you do, like, and enjoy….and watch them gain more significance. Have fun with this!
What are your current rituals & what rituals have you added?