Many of us perform regular actions that we think of as our rituals. But are they really? There is an important distinction between a habit or routine and a ritual. The difference is mindfulness.
In the book, Rituals for Life, Love and Loss you’ll find every ritual begins with an intention. When you have clarity about what you want the ritual to accomplish you can focus on the preparation required. That might mean gathering certain materials, creating a “sacred space,” inviting others, and most importantly, being fully present with the ritual.
A successful ritual also benefits from reflection and integration. When you create and perform your ritual mindfully it causes a shift in how you may perceive yourself or your life. You may discover that you find value in integrating ritual into your daily life as well as creating the larger rituals for life, love and loss.