Rituals to Invite Balance and Well-being

By changing the way you do routine things
you allow a new person to grow inside of you.

~Paulo Coelho

This site is a compilation of rituals and stories from many different people around the world. Each post is a different person's response to an invitation to share their rituals for healthy living, activities or behaviors they do regularly for the purpose of bringing value to their well-being. Perhaps there is a ritual in these pages that will catch your attention and find its way into your own life. To help keep this site alive, comment on what you read, share your story if you try one of the rituals, and submit new rituals.

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Sometimes Rituals Turn up. Sometimes They Vanish.

Rituals. Mmh. At certain times in my life, certain rituals turn up. Like meditation in the morning. Sometimes they vanish again. Partly because of a lack of discipline on my part. Partly because of completely mysterious reasons.

Right now, living the pretty scheduled life of a working father, my rituals are (randomly):
  • Deep muscular core workout every Tuesday evening
  • Anusara-Yoga at Sunday nights
  • Singing a good night song to my son three times a week
  • Talking my son to sleep. A little ritual I created when Finn couldn't find the gateway to the causal on his own. It's partly progressive muscle relaxation combined with a form of prayer. I always let him decide whether he wants to fall asleep alone or if I should guide him. Finn is 4.5 years old.
  • Group meditation (1 hour) and energy work every Thursday night
  • Trying hard to drink at least 2 liters of water every day and mostly succeeding
  • A cup of strong black coffee in the morning
  • Sensual love including oil-massage as regular as possible
  • Sitting in a cafĂ© drinking latte machiato and reading the paper on lonely Sunday mornings
That's it for now. My regular patterns. Rituals in the broad sense. Nonetheless..

Jan Koch

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