If something was threatening your happiness, would you want to know about it? If people knew you could never be truly whole without something and they withheld that information from you, how would you feel? The greatest threat to your happiness and wholeness is your unrecognized spiritual needs. That's thirteen words that took me a lifetime to formulate. It's an idea that I have known, forgotten, and remembered again too many times to count. I mean it with all sincerity that if you sat with that single sentence for thirty minutes every day for a year, pondering, reflecting, wondering, meditating upon what it means to you, it would be time well spent. You're a spiritual being. Life is not just a physical experience. It's clear that it's an emotional experience and an intellectual experience, but we neglect the reality that life is also a spiritual experience. We're obsessed with the physical aspect of self while ignoring the spiritual aspect. You cannot live life to the fullest if you ignore your spiritual self. You cannot be fully alive without a vibrant spirituality. You cannot thrive and flourish while letting your soul starve. Today's culture has embraced the illusion that spirituality is an optional extra, but our spiritual needs have not diminished and are not being met. We each bear the responsibility to seek and find the spiritual nourishment we need for the next league of our journey. If I live for another hundred years, I may never write a line so full of meaning as this. The greatest threat to your happiness and wholeness is your unrecognized spiritual needs.