Gretchen Rubin in her book The Happiness Project dedicated August to Eternity: contemplating the heavens by imitating a spiritual master.
She says one of the most universal spiritual practices is the imitation of a spiritual master as a way to gain understanding and discipline. In the secular world, people often read biographies for a spiritual reason. They want to study and learn from the example of great lives, whether those of Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Oprah Winfrey or Warren Buffet. She urges us to find someone who we can relate to, who can inspire us to be a better person in our everyday lives. To study that person, read the books, watch the seminars, attend the workshops. Be inspired.
When it comes to spiritual masters who have me asking myself what would they do in certain situations, the spiritual master who I look to for inspiration is Iyanla Vanzant.
Who are your spiritual masters that inspire you to be the best you?