What does spiritual goal setting look like to you?
~Jeff Rahim Bronner, Sufi U faculty
“This is really a two-part question. You can have goals for your spiritual life. Those goals have nothing to do with worldly success, with money, with all that material stuff.
A spiritual goal might be to spend a half hour in meditative prayer everyday. When I get up every morning, I know the first 45 minutes of my day are going to be spent in prayer and in meditation. And I won’t skip it, period. I’ve learned over the years that for me to function effectively, for me to get along with people and to have a good life, I need that time for prayer.
Within that you can have other goals like learning how to value your heart in God’s truth, learning how to walk through the Sufi stations and actually travel into the different layers of reality because God is this amazing mystery that just keeps going and going and going.
Devoting this time to prayer not only changed the quality of my life, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to expand the little things of my life. I don’t have the stress; I don’t have the worry that I used to have.
So, a person can have goals for their spiritual life.
On the other side, there’s a spiritual way to set worldly goals, business goals, and relationship goals.”
Stay tuned for Part 3 of Spiritual Goal Setting with Jeff Rahim Bronner.
Join us for the upcoming teleclass, “Set Your Spiritual Direction for 2011” with Dr. Wadude Laird on January 18.