The Power Of RitualWe are beings of ritual, needing it, craving it. Every habit is a poor substitute for it. What is it, and why do we need it?
We are creatures craving ritual, and most of us are unaware of this. When we do not have ritual, we create habit to fill its place. And it is not discriminatory, any habit will do. That is a slippery slope on the mountain of self creating.
Ritual can become habit, but they are separate levels of consciousness. Ritual is intentional, expanding, supportive, healing, transformative, beautiful, rich, growth oriented, loving, awakening. Habit is the opposite of all of these, because it is without thought.
We all get up in the morning and do things in a certain order. Doing them with intent, with focused awareness, creates ritual. Doing them just to get through them is habit.
Ritual is the great craving of mankind, the panacea to the mindlessness of humanity. Watch this page for more on ritual.