In the 'Window' on Koroit St at the church we've recently had a series of messages entitled Spiritual Tone-Up.
People go to the gym to get physically toned up through a series of exercises. The messages in the 'Window' are Spiritual Exercises that get you spiritually toned up- expressed in non-religious language. Because you can fit a maximum of 15 letters on only 4 rows (it's like half a tweet), it's had to be made very concise. Here's the original document I wrote.
In the 'Window' I divided no 3 into two separate messages. I believe if you give these a try regularly and you'll be fit to cope with whatever life throws at you with equanimity to remain positive. 10 Point Spiritual Health Tone Up
1 Take a moment to name things you are grateful for.
(this sets your spirit in the right frame)
2 Reaffirm your important beliefs and values.
(this brings you back to your true self)
3 Name things that have hurt you and silently speak forgiveness.
Name things that you regret and allow yourself to be forgiven.
(these are like dropping your baggage)
4 Name the strengths you need and ask for them.
(this is like picking up your luggage)
5 Spend some time just being in nature.
(connect with the universe)
6 Spend some time just playing, non-competitively.
(connect with your innocence)
7 Spend some time being creative without judging what you do.
(connect with God’s gifts to you)
8 Give something freely- time or money or some thing you have.
(connect with others’ needs)
9 Send love, goodwill, peace, joy, hope to others.
(connect with others’ spirits)
10 Spend some time seeking silence and the stilling of the mind.
(connect with the Universal Spirit)