Spiritual Disciplines

Here I have listed some of the spiritual disciplines. They are divided into disciplines of abstinence and disciplines of engagement. This is not an exhaustive list. You need both. At a retreat, Dallas Willard mentioned to our group that if we participate in disciplines of engagement without the disciplines of abstinence, burnout is not far behind.

Disciplines of Abstinence             Disciplines of Engagement

solitude                                                        study

silence                                                          worship

fasting                                                          celebration

frugality                                                      service

chastity                                                        prayer

secrecy                                                         fellowship

sacrifice                                                        confession

obscurity                                                      submission

                                                                         exercise

                                                                        pilgrimage

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