Importance we give to spiritual practice
I had an important realisation the other day with regards to the importance we need to give our spiritual practice.
I have been working for the better part of my life and like most people my job has pretty much occupied the main part of my day. As office-goers we revolve our entire lives around our job. We reshuffle our personal life and family matters so that they do not come in the way of our job timings. Even if we are ill we sometimes ignore it for a meeting at work.
I had this realisation that as a seeker of God, if we are serious about our spiritual journey we need to give the same if not more importance to spiritual practice than we do for our job.
The reason? If we lose our job because we have not taken it seriously, at the most it would affect us for a few months and we can always get another. However if we don’t take our spiritual practice seriously not only this lifetime but many other lifetimes can be adversely affected.
Even though we give our job so much of priority, we never lose out on our family/personal life. Similarly by giving priority to spiritual practice on a regular basis we only improve the quality of our life and relationships.