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Ritual



Rituals are practices we use to mark a particular time, space, or transition as important, sacred, or worthy of memory, keeping us grounded and connected within a culture, nature, and/or the spiritual world. These activities both add and reinforce meaning in our lives, whether they are small and personal (such as lighting a certain candle every evening), or large and complex (such as celebrating a royal wedding or a religious festival). We can find a lot of value and reassurance in rituals, whether by creating our own or participating in ones created thousands of years ago.

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The Importance of Death Rituals (Shradh) - Sadhguru

During a conversation with Prasoon Joshi on Unraveling Death, Sadhguru answers a question on the importance of performing death rituals, or shradh.

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Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle...

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Between Two Worlds Malidoma Somé on Rites of Passage

On the first page of your autobiography you write, “My elders are convinced that the West is as endangered as the indigenous cultures it has decimated.” They sent you from your village into the “white wilderness” in part to help save us. In what way is the West endangered?

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FindCenterIt’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.

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Sadhguru: Are Rituals Outdated?

Sadhguru addresses a common belief among millennials that rituals are no longer relevant today. He explains what a ritual is, how and why rituals were created, and their importance.

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Ritual: Power, Healing and Community

In this remarkable book, Malidoma Some explores the essential role ritual plays in maintaining community and examines the structure common to all ritual.

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What Is Ritual?

Ritual. We all think we know what it means...right? Ritual, though, is a lot more complicated than you think.

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FindCenterThis is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down.

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Listen with the Heart: Sacred Moments in Everyday Life

There are moments in life that are either too numbing or too exhilarating, too sad or too exciting for us to absorb. Death and marriage, loss and victory can overwhelm us.

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The Importance of a Morning Ritual

Do you have a morning ritual? What is your current morning ritual? Is doing yoga, meditation or exercise part of your morning ritual? In this episode, I’ll walk you through the importance of having a morning ritual where you can get connected and centered within yourself everyday.

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