Spirituality can be defined many ways, but at its core, it involves identifying and upholding values that are important to you. Living according to those authentic values produces consistency in your life - your responses to any situation you face in your daily life is predicted by what you value. When you commit to exploring and deepening your spirituality, you develop deeper reservoirs of honesty in your life, clearing your mind of doubt and stress. Building (or re-building) your spiritual foundation helps you deal with tough decisions, avoids complicating your life, keeps your actions consistent, and brings you peace.
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Personal spirituality is just that: Personal. For this reason, there’s no one-size-fits-all instruction book to take you where you want to go on your inner journey to peace and enlightenment. This also means what works for someone else, even someone close to you like a best friend, parent, or lover might not have the same path you do.
What happens if we stop looking inward…stop trying to do or become what’s in our greatest personal potential to be? You don’t have to become what others want you to be, but denying yourself the possibility of growing your best, most authentic self limits your potential. Without personal spirituality, we lose purpose and perspective.
Religion might be easier to understand if you think of it as an outward expression of your faith journey. It has more to do with what you’re doing to express your beliefs – your practices – and tends to involve contemplation or worship in unison with others.
Spirituality is the inward, personal journey. Someone spiritual seeks a deeper connection with the mysteries of the universe and explores more fully their place within it. Let’s explore further…
Defining personal spirituality might be an impossible task. The word “personal” implies as many definitions as there are people to define it. Consider this: throughout history, man has had a need to believe in something greater than himself, chasing after everything from gods and spirits to dragons and fairies.
With our lives so busy and no end in sight, it’s not always easy to be available for the important things in our lives. Job, family, and social obligation all eat away at our available time – and there never seems to be enough time for everything. As a result, we find ourselves making decisions about how we spend our time that aren’t always good for us.
Spirituality is not a static, unchanging thing. We tend to think that because we’re doing the same things, practicing personal spirituality daily, our inner lives will reflect growth and maturity consistently.
In today’s fast-paced, hurry-up, rush-rush-rush world, it’s easy to neglect your spiritual side and its importance to your life. In our modern age, haven’t we evolved beyond the need for such things?
When seeking a life of completeness and harmony, you absolutely must address the spiritual aspect of your life. Without personal spirituality, you lose purpose, drive, and meaning in your life.
As you explore the world, mature, and define who you authentically are, you can’t help but discover the world of personal spirituality. This is a normal and healthy part of authentic growth and development and involves a journey that will guide you during your life, leading you toward a sense of peace and contentment that can enhance the rest of your life.
There is nothing more beautiful than having found your personal spiritual path. That said, there’s nothing quite so complicated as knowing how to develop it in ways which will constantly challenge you and change you for the better.