The Importance of Rituals

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The Importance of Rituals

Not A Routine. Not A Habit

 

A routine is something we do without thinking.  Like brushing our teeth in morning, or pouring a cup of coffee before answering emails.

 

A tradition is a ritual that has been transferred from generation to generation.  Like making certain recipes at Christmas time, or spending summers at the beach.

 

Rituals are a way of defining what is meaningful and important.  Brushing your teeth may be important, but the value of a ritual comes from “Its ability to connect you to a larger context that clarifies your relationship to yourself, others and your place in the universe.”

 

Michael Davis “Rituals”.

 

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The Importance of Rituals – Swami Vedananda