One of the reasons why church, music, and prayer can be such an uplifting experience is because the weekly rituals reinforce a sense of community (e.g. the idea of being individual and connected to others). You can experience those spiritual highs by attending church, but you can also do it through creating other rituals - be it through nature walks with a group of people in your neighborhood or an annual trip with your family or a nightly dinnertime routine in which each person shares one wonderful thing that happened to him or her that day. Rituals also reinforce behaviors (smokers are reminded of these every time someone taps the top of a packet of cigarettes).
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