So many of people’s statements nowadays end with ‘the world as we know it’. World Human Spirit Day is a celebration of the fact that what humans truly know about our own world is limited and superficial. It is a day to wonder at the achievements on this planet as humans, as well as to contemplate the endless possibilities that humans possess in their spirits.
World Human Spirit Day is a day to search within for contentment and to embrace the fact that we do not have all the answers and that may be for the best. A day to give a higher power thanks for what we have and perhaps even what we don’t have, for making us who we are and for giving us the ability to touch others in a connected way.
History of World Human Spirit Day
World Human Spirit Day can trace its beginnings back to 2003 when it was founded by Michael Levy, a musician and the inspirational author of the book called What is the Point? The book offers a perspective on mind, body and soul that allows the reader to contemplate the simplest answers to the meaning of life on topics such as health, wealth, happiness and so much more. The foundation of the book is from the Kabbalah school of religious thought that has its roots in Jewish mysticism.
As a celebration of continuity, hope and awareness, World Human Spirit Day is an occasion for all humans to make a point of connecting spiritually, to gaze at the universe beyond just our worldly bodies. The hope of the day is that more people will become aware and attuned to the purpose of living a creative, peaceful and loving life.
How to Celebrate World Human Spirit Day
Get involved with World Human Spirit Day by enjoying and celebrating with some of these interesting ideas and plans:
Observe 5 Minutes of Silence
One of the ways this important day can be celebrated is by observing a few minutes of silence in appreciation of the connection that humans can feel to one another not only locally but all throughout the planet. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life and demands, it’s easy to forget the connection that can exist between people. World Human Spirit Day is an opportunity to simply take five minutes of silence to meditate on what is truly important in the world, including the spirit of freedom and peace that lives within each individual person.
Connect with Other Humans
Instead of simply going through the motions of living life in the daily grind, World Human Spirit Day acts as an invitation for people to be more mindful and attentive to the humans around them. Forgo simply seeing other people as objects and take a moment to make eye contact with them, connecting on a deeper level that opens up the soul. Whether with coworkers, family members, or the guy serving up that daily coffee, any human connection can bring an opportunity for the spirit to feel more alive, free and peaceful simply through some simple intentionality.
Read More on the Subject
Those who are interested in diving further into World Human Spirit Day may choose to read Michael Levy’s What’s the Point?, or do a bit of online research about ways to practice peacefulness and human connection in such a chaotic and stressful world.
Consider some of these books that might be an encouragement to find peace, healing, freedom and human connection:
- All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts for Boundless Living by Morgan Harper Nichols
- Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield
- Breath As Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind And Renew Your Soul by Jennifer Tucker