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Developing Spirituality, Even if You’re Not Religious.

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Spirituality

Those that claim to be “spiritual but not religious” account for over 20% of the population in the United States. But what does the word spiritual really mean? The word spiritual is used to describe that which relates to the human spirit. It goes beyond the material.

Spirituality is about appreciating all aspects of life fully. Most of us have learned to experience the world in a very superficial way. But there is so much more just below the surface.

Spirituality embraces all religions because it recognizes that all of them are different paths to the same destination.

If you’d like to further cultivate your spirituality, consider these ideas:

If you’ve ever been dissatisfied with your life and thought, “There must be something more” you’re absolutely right. There’s a whole lot more. Learning about yourself and your place in the world might even be the true meaning of life. But that’s for you to decide and discover.

Practice Openness

Our tendency is to judge things by our past experiences. Past experiences would just hold you back from something new and exciting. When faced with something new, try to keep an open and non-judgmental mind. New opportunities to learn and expand your perspective are all around you. Attaining a higher sense of spirituality requires being open to the possibilities.

Learn to Listen

Few people really listen. Most of us are simply waiting for our turn to talk. But it’s not just about listening with your ears. It’s about listening with your heart to hear what the world is trying to communicate to you. Listening is a skill that you will need to master. It requires being quiet, taking in the information, and assessing the situation.

See the Beauty in People, Things, and Situations

Part of spirituality involves seeing the truth. There is beauty to be found in nearly everything and recognizing it is part of recognizing the truth. When you see the truth, you come to realize there are very few things to worry about. Seeing things as they are isn’t easy when people need to put their own negative spin on a situation. Just allow a situation to unfold and go through the process without forcing it.

Spend Some Time in Nature

There are few things more spiritual than sitting in nature with the sun on your face and the breeze pressing against your back. Experience the trees, grass, flowers, and birds. Also, walk barefoot on the grass or sand and get the energy from mother earth. You will feel re-energized after this experience and will have a goodnight’s sleep.

Look for the Bigger Picture

The mere act of wondering about the universe and what it all means is an exercise in spirituality. Consider your purpose and true meaning to the world. Ask yourself What is the greatest gift you have to give? What can I do to make a difference? and How to love me more?

Spirituality is Ultimately About Self-Discovery

It can be considered the art and science of discovering who and what you really are. Being more self-aware, and practicing emotional intelligence is key. Accepting responsibility and owning it so you can move forward. Learning these key components can get you on the way to healing and acceptance.

Stay Focused on the Present

Living in the past or the future isn’t living. Life can only be lived right now. Part of being spiritual is recognizing that living a positive life today leads to good things tomorrow. Spend time each day focusing only on the moment you’re currently experiencing. By focusing on your thoughts, words, and actions today, you have the ultimate amount of control over your life.

Love Yourself

If you don’t love yourself, how will you ever feel comfortable enough to present your true self to the world? We’ve all done things the wrong way and come up short numerous times, but it doesn’t define us. It merely describes us in a certain situation at a certain time. Learning to love and forgive yourself is important so you can do the same for others.

Allow Yourself to Be Inspired

To fully learn about yourself, it’s important to experience new things. Meet new people and read new books. Only by being exposed to everything that interests you can you learn everything there is to know about yourself. Don’t be afraid to be alone sometimes because that is how we get to learn about ourselves without being distracted by social media, and negative news. Allow yourself to assess how you feel about a situation and be ok with it. Not letting people dictate how you feel and think. Respect yourself and everyone will do the same.

In Conclusions

If you’ve ever been dissatisfied with your life and thought, “There must be something more” you’re absolutely right. There’s a whole lot more. Learning about yourself and your place in the world might even be the true meaning of life. But that’s for you to decide and discover.


Resource:

Change Your Life EBook

Beginners Guide to Meditations

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