Do you wish to bring spirituality in your life but don’t really know to from where to start? You may think that sitting in silence and meditating for some time daily may help be spiritual. However, this is not enough, and you need to do more. Hence, below listed are five ways that can help you start your journey of spiritual practice, decrease stress and boost your health and happiness:
Spend Some Time Alone:
A great way you can avoid pain and suffering is by filling your life with a lot of work and busyness. Well, you may be wondering how can this really help you stay relaxed and at peace. But in reality, from a spiritual point of view, it is actually good to let yourself get ‘bored’ with the amount of work you do all by yourself. It is powerful to see the amount of potential you have when you want to develop something, meet someone or go somewhere. It is in these moments of uncomforting silence alone that you will really start feeling your inner strengths and self which is a key aspect of spirituality.
Create A Daily Spiritual Ritual:
You should sit down; shut your eyes for around 5-10 minutes each day, like a daily spiritual ritual. Focus on your breath and each time your mind begins wanders about other things, just get it back concentrating on the breath. This way, you are just watching, creating self awareness without any judgment. You will soon observe how much you live in your mind’s antics than the current moment. The key to happiness and peace is not something external but it is just about being present fully.
Make Your Body Work:
Yoga is a great way to begin your journey towards spirituality. The hectic life that you lead today leaves no time for exercising and stretching. As such, a great alternative is to start practicing yoga. You can enroll in a good yoga class in your area. Soon, you will start feeling relaxed and peaceful in both your mind and body. Spirituality is about releasing the stress sand increasing connection with your body. However, if yoga is not for you then ,you can also think of dancing or taking martial arts classes. You can also begin a personal fitness routine which makes you feel lively and good.
Be Friends With Other People Who Are Like-Minded:
It may be difficult to explain your present friends what you are up to when you begin a journey to spirituality. That is why your meditation or yoga group friends tend to become new companions. They may be going through the journey or may have arrived there already. Thus, be friend with them so as to get the needed advises during your journey.
Snap Out Of Your Comfort Zone:
You might be lost upon seeing people doing a different kind of postures or chanting in Sanskrit in a room. Though it is okay to feel uncomfortable about these activities as you’ve never done them before, you need to snap out and feel relaxed. With time, you will see yourself adjusting well on the path yourself.
Hence, follow these simple tips when you pursue your path towards spirituality, and soon you will see a difference.
Even if you go to a doctor and he gives you a clean bill of health, without proper spiritual health, your total well-being is at risk. You need to be an all-rounded person for you to prosper since, without good spiritual health, your life will lack meaning and direction. Some say the great thing in this world is not so much where we are but in what direction we are moving; without guidance from spiritual readings, you will be moving in circles. So, what can you do improve your spirituality? Among the many techniques, the following are the best five.
Take good care of yourself
Nothing screams a person is having issues as letting oneself go so much so that their hair looks disheveled and clothes are shabby. Further, the minute you look in the mirror, and you do not like what you see then you are not taking care of yourself. Start eating healthy meals and exercising and you will watch your spirituality start to soar. Also, get enough rest to give your body time to rejuvenate both mentally and physically.If you don’t know the spiritual path of your’s then it’s good to visit a cheap psychic.
Get into a habit of serving others
Knowing that you are the reason why someone is smiling will improve your spirituality significantly. When you to learn to give, you realize that you experience an inner satisfaction that helps in your spiritual development. While most of us think giving has to be donating some money to charity, giving someone your time impacts more greatly since you will be giving them something you can never earn back.
Forgive and forget
Forgiving and forgetting has long been a saying people say to help them move on, but it does also help to improve one’s spirituality. No matter how one has wronged you, always find in your heart to forgive instead of holding on to the grudge. Someone once said that holding into a grudge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. So let go of all negativity and embrace positivity. Besides, learning to be thankful for what you have deepens your spirituality gradually. If you can forgive yourself for your faults and be grateful for every blessing in your life, your spirituality will grow.
Take note of nature
Nowadays with the internet and smartphones, everyone is busy scrolling to share a meme on Twitter or watch funny videos. People rarely have time to appreciate nature. Therefore, take time off your schedule or screen to walk into the park and connect with the environment. The beautiful flowers, calm rivers, and flying insects might take you to a spiritual realm where you will want to remain forever.
Do not beat yourself too hard for failing to accomplish something within a given time-frame. Be kind to yourself, taking each step at a time towards your life goals. Moreover, spirituality is a journey so you should not expect instant results. You’ll face challenges as you try to figure out how it is all connected so be patient and recognize that you are not a failure.…
If we are convinced that we have nothing to lose and everything to gain, it may seem absurd to be afraid to win. This fear is insidious and frequent. Many people have built their lives in the struggle to survive, by doing tasks, by solving difficulties, by fighting their illness, to the point that they have identified themselves with these actions. Imagine that they have health, money, love makes them nervous because they feel emptiness, they do not know who they are, they are lost, and they think they no longer exist. What can they do with happiness if they have no more suffering or problems to deal with?
As an exercise, imagine that you are given the opportunity to enjoy an extended stay in the country of your dreams. Or if you prefer, the best companion or companion corresponding to your ideal. Or, a significant sum of money. Then ask yourself. Would you be willing to leave your occupations, your habits? You feel that the example makes you drool with envy, or arouses pleasure. If at the same time, you think mounting some reluctance and concern, they are fears of the ego.
Are we ready to assume joy, health, friendly relations? Are we prepared to see ourselves beautiful, beautiful, and radiant? Some are very disturbed by this idea. This comes with the responsibility to live and take your place fully. Although this is done naturally, our personality is again confronted by old wounds, memories where being in light attracted jealousy or enmity, or even hatred.
Guilt to be happy can also be present because so many people are in trouble and pain. Am I allowed to go well while others suffer around me? Will I be frowned upon, ranked in the haves, rejected?
The fear of the Unknown
The concern of change stems from the fact that we do not know where the present is leading us. We are advancing into the unknown, and this stranger is worrying us. We do not trust the signposts and the inner driver.
How can the unknown scare us? We do not feel safe. What am I training for? What fate does it hold for me? It is the fear of losing one’s integrity, fear of no longer existing as a healthy and whole being. The unknown seems dangerous and threatening to us.
In contrast, we have learned to situate ourselves as a personality with our social roles. We have built our lives, sometimes hard, by making benchmarks (profession, family, relationships, etc.) that allow us to feel safe, at least until these landmarks fall apart. Also, we are afraid of losing them. We are so scared to see all our efforts dashed. We cling to what we have because it is what we know. Letting go is to agree to detach ourselves from these landmarks, it is to separate the boat from the shore. But where will he lead us? Making go confronts us with our attachment to our possessions.
Having understood how the essence is expressed by our feelings and lived a few moments of letting go, we must now decide to respond to this call to the well-being and harmony provided by the alignment to the Essence. Choosing to be happy may seem obvious, but it is not so simple, because we must overcome, or rather ignore, our need to control our lives, the opinions, and opinions of those around us, the injunctions of our education, and many of our preconceptions. But if we let down our resistance, our doubts, our apprehensions, it becomes simple.
It’s as easy as driving the car to a driver and being driven without knowing where it’s going (with an infinitely wise and intelligent driver). This requires accepting to rely on him. This confronts us with the unknown. What is the feeling that allows us to let ourselves be led calmly by someone else? It’s trust. It may seem that you easily trust a driver who drives you, but has you thought that you control the journey visually? The real confidence that of letting go is to accept to let you drive with your eyes closed? It depends on who, of course. But we are talking about your Essence, are not you? The Essence is like an invisible inhabitant in your house, a host who has always been there, patient and unqualified, but with the desire that you develop the best of yourself. She’s the best friend you can have.
To open oneself to transformation, to trust oneself, to rely on one’s inner Being, does not require a new effort to reach a new state. There is no need to struggle and to restrain exercises or rites. On the contrary, it is to stop fighting oneself; it is to stop acting in a disorderly and unconscious way. There is only an effort of attention. First be sure to want change and pay attention to that goal. Then turn one’s gaze to a person of higher rank than our personality, our inner Being. It is nothing more than to pay more attention and finer to oneself, to become aware of oneself and one’s sensations, and to stop
The resistance strategies of the ego
This is an opportunity for us to extract ourselves from our sufferings and difficulties, and to give way to joy. This sounds quite wonderful, and our first reaction is generally that we should adopt this path. However, in practical reality, this decision raises many hesitations and resistance, because it asks us a radical change. Are we ready to change? Are we prepared to trust our divine driver? Are we ready to let ourselves be driven without knowing where he leads us? Or do we have good reasons not to let go and continue to follow our habits?
We often find reasons for postponing our intention to follow the indications of our inner being. We are too involved in our actions, our “responsibilities” and our “homework” to give time to the perception of our emotions and feelings. However, this is not a difficult technique reserved for yoga experts. Giving us attention is so simple that we think it’s not essential, and caught in our routine, we take it to the background.
For example, if we are tired or sick, we could listen to the signals from our body that ask us to rest. But our ego blows us that it is not possible and we divert our attention: You do not have the right to stop you, you must assume your responsibilities. Otherwise, the others will not be happy. If you do not do this, you will then have a lot of delays, you will be overwhelmed, you will feel helpless. You will be severely judged; you must not lose face with others, etc. Who is looking for excuses in us? It is our personality that seeks to pursue its to his convictions and his rules. These ego scenarios are based on fear, lack of trust.
The fear of losing and missing
One of the most widespread fears is the fear of losing. When everything seems to be going well, this fear is not necessarily conscious. I have nothing to lose. But when there is an incentive to change (change of attitude, though, relationship, profession, place, etc.), it manifests itself in resistance. Any change necessarily leads to a loss: to change house is to lose the enjoyment of the old. To change the profession is to drop the old one. To change habits is to give up the past and the landmarks that they provide. To marry is to lose one’s solitude. It also means losing the ability to choose another partner.
If I lose my house, my partner, my job, will I find another one? I may run out of money, security, love. So the fear of losing is accompanied by the fear of missing.
But in another aspect, change is also to gain the novelty that is introduced into our lives, perhaps better, more grandiose, more beautiful, warmer. And if this novelty is related to our well-being, it deserves to be seriously considered. The inner being invites us to betterment by guiding us in the present moment, while the ego refers to the past, and worries about the future. To change is to accept to die in the past to be reborn in the present.…