Rituals and habits are repetition. They give us boundaries and beliefs. It would seem with the overwhelming amount of information, we have developed a lack of trust in the day to day. There are many wise folks who offer suggestions and possibilities to bring our minds and emotions into harmony.
Water and earth remind us of our bodies. The five senses also bring us back to self observation. To see, hear, smell, touch, and taste and exercise to focus on these qualities, helps keep things simple. A quantity or quality of things, stuff, objects are also part of life experience. To negate the desire of possession does not eliminate this part of persona. It is often thought that giving up stuff is without repercussion. As we get older, we discover we must eliminate certain foods, or habits that our bodies start to reject. The trick is, to do this with grace and humor.
Find the website for the language and chemistry you resonate to. "Ted talks" is the most well known but there are thousands of others. To stay still for a moment with the input of another is a solace to enjoy. They say It is the journey, but a pause is important too.
Two suggested websites:
HigherAwareness.com — Personal Rituals
99u.com — 10 Creative Rituals