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Matt Smith

The Spirituality Spotlight this week is Associate Director of Campus Ministry, Matt Smith. When Matt was asked how he practices his spirituality, he responded saying, “Food (where it comes from, how it nourishes me, who was involved in making it), active lifestyle (biking, soccer, running, walking with my wife), minutes of mindfulness, prayer.” Read more about more about Matt’s spiritual journey on the next page.

Q: What does spirituality mean to you?
MS: Spirituality is the pursuit of relationship to something greater than myself.

Q: How do you practice your spirituality on a daily basis?
MS: Food (where it comes from, how it nourishes me, who was involved in making it), active lifestyle (biking, soccer, running, walking with my wife), minutes of mindfulness, prayer

Q: Have you learned anything about yourself through this/these practice(s)?
MS: Absolutely! Taking care of myself is essential to caring for others. Intentional living is better than the alternative. I control my attitude

Q: In what ways do you believe practicing spirituality connects us with something greater than ourselves?MS: It invites me to take a step back and reflect on what's actually happening. Each moment is a miracle if I choose to see it. Everything is connected to everything else. I don't notice this when I'm mindlessly going through life. It's in those moments when I step back that I'm able to see the magnificence of it all.

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