Think back to the last time you looked at your cellphone to find that dreaded low-battery warning. I bet you immediately went to plug it in, finding immediate reprieve in knowing that it was charging once again. If only we all had this same sense of urgency when our spiritual batteries run low—when we feel like we're getting lost in the day-to-day grind and losing connection with ourselves.
I like to think of this concept of connection using the analogy of a lamp. When your batteries are low, ask yourself, "Is the lamp plugged in to the source?" That can be a mantra as we carry through our days: Am I fully plugged in? Through many years of trial and error, I have picked up some tools to help me slow down and connect to this source. Let’s walk through a few: