Why is it that spiritual people seem to be happier and have betters lives? Is it a coincidence? Or is it because they belong to a special club that gives them an unfair advantage? Can we get into this club or are we not cool enough?
I used to think that’s how it was. These people were special, chosen and they each lived the kind of happy life that was out of reach for me. I thought I wasn’t cool enough to be a part of this club and I was destined to be miserable and alone.
The truth is these people are choosing to walk a path that I avoided for along time. It was my choice to stay out of the club even though their doors were wide open to me.
All I had to do was walk in.
What is so great about this club anyway? Why are the members so happy all the time? I think it’s because they are more grounded. They are connected to God and to others. They have peace. They have focus and energy to pursue big things. They have love and have people all around to lift them up. They have community. They have purpose. They have a giving spirit and spend time thinking about others. They have perspective.
These people are not lucky or privileged. They are actively pursuing the life that they want and they are getting results. It is not an exclusive club that is impossible to get into. It is something that is available to you and to me. It’s opportunity that surrounds all of us. If we let down our defenses and stop making excuses, we can have all those things too.
People are not spiritual because they are successful. They are successful because they are spiritual. It is our choice whether we pursue these things or not. No one is stopping you except you. The Spiritual Club is open and taking new members every day. All you have to do is walk through the front doors.
I’ll see you in there.