Make no mistake about it, interfaith centers are a lot of fun. Now, by fun, I am, of course, talking about spiritual fun.
I’m talking about breaking down the old man or woman so they can be reborn with a higher level of consciousness, compassion and a mind towards transcendence instead of self absorption. These are the things that we have in common.
Regardless of whether you’re a Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Jew, Sikh, Scientologist, Mormon, or Jehovah’s Witness, it doesn’t really matter. The whole core of the spiritual life is one of transcendence.
Because let’s face it, we all know that when we focus too much on ourselves, our world becomes a very restrictive place. In fact, it feels like a black hole. Everything is about me, me, me.
And it’s very easy for everything to be about you that you get so emotionally sensitive and your relationships suffer.
Worse yet, since everything is about you, you feel that you don’t really control your world. You feel like you are in a prison of flesh and your comfort zone stops giving you comfort.
In fact, you start comparing yourself so much to other people. You feel like a victim. You feel that there’s not enough. You feel that your existence is not fulfilling enough.
And the opposite of this is the spiritual life.
Now, that is the definition of fun for the spiritually minded because fun means breaking out of the self. Fun means feeling other people’s pain. Fun means practicing compassion and sharing love.
Now, with that said, it would be also great to have some sense of adventure with that as well. It would be great to throw in a little bit of novelty every once in a while, and this is where Segways come in.
Make no mistake about it, if your interfaith housing center, regardless of its size and regardless of its location and physical amenities, offers these devices to your staff and visitors, you offer a whole lot more fun. That’s the bottom line.
You can definitely increase the overall fun level of your interfaith compound by offering the kind of Segway UK fans just can’t get enough of.
Give it a shot. Start with one unit. You’d be surprised as to how much fun people would have just by simply standing on a platform and moving around.
It’s basic, it’s definitely clean, but it’s definitely engaging and it enables people to recharge their batteries so they can then go back to their primary passion, which is, of course, spreading truth, love, compassion and hope all over the world.