I invite you to consider ways to focus any beautiful life moment using the 3 components of ritual that I outlined above:
Bring people together as equal humans (usually in a circle),
Set an intention (usually with words), and
Engage all of the senses (usually with candles, incense, and flowers).
You can do this for the major seasonal holidays and important life transitions, but I would argue, more significantly, for those transcendent, fleeting life moments that call out for focus. We’ve all sensed those transcendent moments that seem to come out of nowhere and wondered how to work with them, how to allow them to be, and how to express them. I invite you to step forward next time one of these moments presents itself and do the following: