Why? Because everything is spiritual.
When you are climbing a mountain you can’t help but notice all the living things around you. That obviously makes you think of God. Well, it does me.
God is in nature
So you should be too
What’s holding you back?
It really doesn’t matter if you hike early or late. I know, that speaks against my mantra, but there are advantages to a late start. You could see a sunset. The lighting is different so your photos will be different. Maybe even better.
Put your boots on.
Get your trekking poles.
Take the ten essentials.
It is also important to be sure you have the right trail pass for a particular hike. Check the weather, the distance, and know-how long it will take you to finish. Take two of everything. “Two is one and one is none.”
How can preparing for a hike be spiritual? You know about Brother Lawrence, the monk that connected with God when he washed the dishes. You can connect anytime you do anything!
Go hiking on a consistent basis.
Or every other week
Or every third week.
When you are consistent it will become a habit. Hiking will be like brushing your teeth. It will be something you do all the time and it will become part of your identity. Why? Because anything we do over and over becomes part of our identity. How about that!
Take A Break
Your body needs a break.
Your mind needs a break.
Breaks are good for the soul.
They are spiritual!!
How long a break you take depends on how spiritual you are feeling. Now, I am not talking about a rest break when you are climbing a mountain. Those are forbidden! I am talking about taking a break from hiking altogether. I take five months off every year just to make sure I am ready for the next season and feeling spiritual about it.
What do you do after your break?
Once again, Go Hiking!