For true, lasting change, however, we must change within. A recent CNN poll reported that 8 out of 10 Americans are stressed out. The economy has certainly been the source of pain and stress. In order for change to take place, it usually takes a tremendous amount of pain or a wake up call. Are you in pain? Are you going through the motions in your life? Are you numb? Are you searching for meaning in your life?

We are now at a crossroads to not only begin to fix our financial crisis but a greater crisis that is going on – our bankrupt spirits. Our spirits are the essence of who we are. Escaping through alcohol, drugs, food, work, jam-packed schedules, excessive television viewing or Internet activities steals more of our precious time. These activities won’t ultimately fill the void.

My life has dramatically changed as a result of spending time feeding and nurturing my spirit.

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