Pursuing spiritual nourishment
The pursuit of spiritual nourishment is a lifelong journey that extends beyond the boundaries of individual practices such as prayer or meditation. It involves engaging in meaningful actions and devoting ourselves to something greater than our own personal needs and desires. Both the thrill and the challenge of this journey lie in aligning our individual missions with those of a team, organization, or even a broader community.
To operationalize spiritual nourishment from a critical realist perspective, one must consider it as something that emerges from authentic and meaningful interactions between humans within the context of a Higher Power. These interactions give rise to a sense of connectedness, purpose, and shared values that transcends our individual identities and unites us in the pursuit of something greater.
Perhaps what makes spiritual nourishment truly lasting and fulfilling is the recognition that it is less about achieving a specific state and more about engaging in an ongoing process. This process, akin to a virtuous cycle, seamlessly integrates the act of spiritual growth and the pursuit of a higher purpose, making them feel like one entity. In this way, the journey of spiritual nourishment becomes an integral part of our lives, providing us with a sense of direction, meaning, and belonging.
John 6:52-59. Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood remains in me and I in him.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-118: APRIL 28, 2023]