In this fast, hurried world, full of commitments and distractions, we have lost the most pure and elementary connection, which is that of ourselves.
We have become accustomed to looking for the answers we need outside of us, in people, experiences or material things, when in reality, all the wisdom we need, resides in the most wonderful place of all, our Being.
Spirituality is a way of life.
Our daily work can be tinged with spirituality… the way we treat our family and loved ones can be spiritual, and even our way of dreaming and aspiring can be spiritual. Being spiritual does not mean withdrawing from life and focusing only on meditation and spiritual practices. Spirituality is not a way to escape life, but to live it intensely.
How do we transform a normal life into a spiritual life?
First, we have to get in touch with our spiritual side : start believing in it and experiencing it.
Life does not consist solely of physical comfort, competitions, business and social life. It also consists in seeking our true nature, becoming aware of our soul and achieving union with our higher self. Feeling our connection with this universal source, which is the source of all life, conveys a sense of peace, trust, support and self-realization. It also empowers us to do more, and reach greater heights.
Second, we need to spend time meditating.
Meditation is a practice that serves to control the mind, in order to experience the highest levels of consciousness. Meditation helps calm the mind and emotions. There are many types of meditations with different purposes to simply achieve stillness and activation of Kundalini energy, and union with the Higher Self. Whatever form of meditation is practiced, it is important to do it on a regular basis.
Thirdly, in order to progress, we must have an idea about where we are now and where we want to go.
If we are busy, and fully participating in our daily lives, we lose consciousness, which could lead us to deviate from the spiritual path. So, it is very important to allocate some time on a regular basis to sit alone and think about our life, our purpose to review and re-plan.
Next, we need to have an integral character.
Character formation is a continuous process, and the purpose of life is growth and continuous evolution. There are weaknesses all around. The key is to be aware of them and consciously try to eradicate them. The result will be a more refined character and a stronger spiritual connection. To develop our character, we can also learn from others. The study of other people’s lives, their falls and their victories, teaches us many lessons; We can see what helps us grow faster and what is going to pull us down.
Last, as we grow, we have to help other people grow as well.
In order to have a spiritual life, it is necessary to expand our self-interest and attention to others and help them in every way possible. Helping, not only activates the heart and crown chakras that allows the most divine energy to enter our system, but also helps neutralize some of our past negative karmas. By helping, it can be in any form, from donating money, teaching, healing, giving emotional comfort to inspire and blessing. Anything we do to help others. The key is to give and share to grow. Remember, spirituality is not just about winning, it is also about serving and helping others.
We can make spirituality an active part of our daily life, if we only have the will and desire to grow!