Spirituality is not a very mystic experience as people might think. It is really a very natural state of higher awareness that helps the person to understand their everyday experiences from a wiser and more connected point of view.
Many tend to perceive spirituality as a hocus-pocus party trick and a topic which involves ‘angel readings,’ crystals, incense sticks, and whatnot (as some spiritual people do practice these things). However, being spiritual does not necessarily involve these things.
Being spiritual means reaching deeper inside to discover your true nature and start recognizing the true nature of others. It means that you begin to understand the interconnectedness of all things in the Universe and that you have found your place in it.
It is not difficult to tap into your spirituality, as it is a very natural experience which does not require high effort. Spirituality comes after you have learned to focus on the present moment. Here are seven ways you can do that:
Mindfulness is the ability to focus on the present moment, truly perceive everything around you as it is, and be fully aware of yourself at any given moment. Practicing mindfulness means focusing on the ‘now’ and everything that moment is made of.
Being able to adjust your perception on the present moment is one of the most important lessons of spirituality, and you can easily do that. It means that you need to acknowledge everything that is happening, but not get attached to it.
Attachment means clinging onto a moment which will become the past even in the following seconds. Acknowledge everything, but do not hold on to those things. Instead, move forward as the things move around you.
Meditation is a form of mindfulness, where your mind learns to focus intensely. The aim of meditation is to truly give your mind some rest. While guided meditations sound cool, you do not really need them to reach a meditative state.
Instead, focus on one thing, like your breath, or one thought, and try to remain focused on it for as long as you feel like it. Many people think that thoughts are not allowed in a meditation and that meditation is a state of mind where you do not think of anything and focus on the nothingness.
While there is an advanced meditative technique which gravitates around the principle of the ‘nothingness,’ it does not mean that you have to do it to be ‘meditative.’
Thoughts are natural, and you need to allow them to flow. The main thing about meditation is that you do not hold onto those thoughts and that you let them go as they came. Focus on your breath and return your focus there every time it tries to drift away.
By spending more time in nature, you will see that nature is the best spiritual teacher. It is abundant with the peace and the balance of things like nothing else. It is abundant with the wonder of life, death, and rebirth. We can understand many things from nature by simply observing.
Choose your perfect spot and relax. Be mindful and meditate on the beauty around you without thinking too much about it. Allow nature to heal anything that seems to trouble you and simply enjoy the clean air, the beautiful sounds, and the magnificent colors.
Gratitude is a gift that many seem to underestimate. Being grateful for the things you have in life is a very important lesson and can truly turn things around. And really, how can you have something in life if you are not grateful for it?
Being grateful opens up a whole universe of possibilities for which you will be even more grateful. You cannot receive more in life until you have acknowledged the things you already have and have become grateful.
Practicing gratitude is simple. Perhaps the difficult part is becoming aware of the good things in life despite all the negative things you are coping with. While we tend to focus on the negativity in life, we often forget how blessed we truly are.
Every time you wake up in the morning, the first thing to do is to think of the things that truly bless your life and make you want to push forward. The negative things will always be there, but so will the positive ones.
Coincidences do not exist. Everything that is happening around you is happening for a reason, as a part of a greater plan which we do not have to understand. Your life is not a coincidence and reading this is not a coincidence.
Once you open your mind to the endless string of events and start believing in your path, you will understand that life is full of serendipities, things happening for a greater reason, and energies that serve to protect and nurture us.
You cannot stop some things from happening, and you cannot change others, but being open to the knowledge that these things happen for a good reason and that there is a lesson in every breath we take will lead you to a spiritual understanding that goes beyond words.
We are all intuitive. We all have that inner voice, that gut feeling, which tells us what to do and where to go. The problem is, being focused so much on the obvious and being too much in our heads has left us unable to perceive the things that do not owe an explanation to anybody.
Intuition does not owe an explanation to you. It is your choice to accept its subtle messages or ignore them. Spiritual people know better than to ignore them, as your intuition is your Higher Self speaking to you in a language only you can understand.
Tap into your intuition by trusting it more, and the more you use it, the stronger it will become. Intuition will not only help you to become more spiritual, but it will also help you with any situation in life, and you will start handling situations like they are child’s play.
Learning information that will help you to understand the nature of spirituality and tap deeper into it is important. In fact, reading this is learning more about spirituality. And there is no such thing as ‘wrong’ information when delving into the spiritual world.
As you already read, everything happens for a reason, and you reach every piece of information at the right moment, for the right purpose. The spiritual path is a very individual experience, and everyone is on a different level, being challenged by different lessons.
The fact that you are reading this and not something else at this very moment is something which has been put as a part of your spiritual path. Learn not to judge people for the stage at which they are, and never compare yourself to others.
We all have a strong purpose to fulfill in our lives, regardless of whether we are aware of it or not, and we are doing it with every breath that we take. Where will your path lead you from here?
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