In my Spirituality in the Workplace course this week, we’re taking a look at one of the central principles of Ignatian Spirituality, “finding God in all things.”
This principle developed out of a mystical experience Ignatius had early in his spiritual journey.
While praying along the banks of the Cardoner River in Manresa, Spain, Ignatius experienced what he called an illumination, and through it he understood that all things flow from God, and all things will eventually flow back to God. From this new understanding, Ignatius came to believe that we can find God in all things.
Today, take a look around. Look at the beauty of nature. Can you find God there? Look at each person you come in contact with. Can find God in them? I promise you, He’s there.