Some people may think the object of the spiritual life is to achieve enlightenment and then one sits in bliss. We can cultivate our spiritual life by serving others, turning our attention outward rather than inward, and giving sincere thanks to God for all our blessings as we reach out to help others. Jesus put it simply: "Love one another." This is not just a mental exercise. We are to actively love one another in thought, word, and action.