In such a crazy and hectic world, it’s not odd for people to want to connect more to their spiritual side. Humans are predispositioned to be spiritual beings, making them want to tap into faith, religion and spirituality.
There is no right way for someone to be spiritual. Becoming spiritual is unique to each person and is effected by what they believe in, their personality, and their past. Some people find comfort and happiness through structured and laid out religions, while others can find spirituality through yoga and meditation.
Whatever your heart believes in, we all want to be strong in our faith and beliefs. Spiritual growth is the basis for a better and more harmonious life. It helps you become free of fear and anxiety, and lets your learn how to connect with yourself.
Here are tips on how we can become more spiritual.
Find a Mentor
There are mentors and guides for every faith and religion, and these people will help you on your spiritual journey. It’s important to surround yourself with people who are also spiritual, so you can speak with them about questions, concerns or doubts you have. Finding one person that you trust and respect to be your mentor will help you during the difficult times. They can give you wisdom and perspective you wouldn’t have been able to find on your own. Have regular meetings with them to discuss where you are spiritually, your goals for growth, and how they can help.
Weather it’s the bible, the Quran, a yoga book, or a book by your favorite spiritual author, reading about faith and spirituality will help you understand it more. Pick books that are important to your personal religious choices or venture out into new territory. Either way, you will learn more about what it means to be spiritual and how it applies to you. Devote time each week to read and write down your thoughts. Reflect on the passages you read and figure out a plan for how you can apply the information you learned in your life.
Weather you spend time praying, meditating or something similar, one of the best ways to increase your spirituality is contemplating daily. To do so, create a quiet atmosphere in solitude where you can let your mind reflect on your day, your spirituality, and your goals. Finding a space that is quiet and calm is important for reducing distractions that will take you way from the contemplative state. With repetitive practice, you will be able to understand more about yourself, have a strong relationship with your God or higher being, and have less stress, anxiety and anger.
Allow the Spirit to Lead
Letting go of control of your life can be hard, but is important for spiritual growth. Surrendering yourself to God or higher beings means you trust them fully with the plan they have for your life. To do this, you have to let go of worry, micromanagement, doubt and fear and continually resist following these tendencies. Instead, you let the spirit allow opportunities to come your way, where doors will open for you just like they are supposed to. The outcome you are trying so hard to force may not be as good for you as the one that comes naturally.
Make Spirituality Fun
Many of us have left the church, youth groups, or other religious circles out of pure boredom. That is not what being spiritual is supposed to be about. Instead, let your spiritual side become a creative outlet infused with play. Make a vision board yearly to help you visualize your desires and goals for your spiritual journey, and hang it up to help you feel inspired and excited. Create a weekly coffee-date with a few of your friends who are on the same spiritual path as you, and discuss a new topic each week. Through ideas like these, growing spiritually will be something you want to do, as opposed to something you feel forced to do.
Being thankful for everything you have been blessed with is a huge way to become a more spiritual person. By thanking God, the universe, or whatever higher being you believe in for your gifts in life will make you an overall happier, patient and considerate person. Instead of thinking “the world is out to get me” you are changing your mind to be thankful for what you do have, which isn’t always in your control. Instead, you’re handing that control to a higher spirit that you know is blessing you the way they should.
Spiritual growth is important for everyone. It is the key to a life of happiness and peace of mind, and the manifesting the enormous power of your inner self. These tips will help you grow in your personal spiritual journey.