How To Become More Spiritual On A Daily BasisDecember 25, 2013
Many people encounter a feeling of emptiness during their lifetime and sometimes it is because they do not feel purpose or a sense of empowerment. Do you feel as though your life has no meaning? Do you question why you came into existence? If you are continuously questioning your purpose in life, it might be the perfect time to open your mind to a deeper level of understanding.
Some people find meaning when they join a new church group or volunteer at a charity event, while others want to seek a deeper level of understanding as to why they are here and what they are meant to do. Becoming more spiritual can be attained by performing a variety of daily actions, some that will lead you onto new paths of opportunities that provide a sense of belonging, and some that will open your heart and mind to the power within you. Check out the following ways that you can become more spiritual on a daily basis, and open yourself up to a world of enlightenment.
Take A Closer Look At Your Feelings
Understand that it is very normal and extremely common to experience highs and lows in life and it is important to keep from categorizing them as good or bad feelings. Take some time for yourself, even if it is 10 minutes in your day, and check in with how you are feeling.
Are you feeling low because you didn't sleep well last night or are you upset that you didn't get that promotion you have been waiting for? Notice that one situation causes the low in your mood because you just don't have as much energy today due to lack of sleep, and that this is not the end of the world. Make a plan to go to bed early tonight.
On the other hand, if you have been hoping for that promotion that was going to pay you more money at the end of the day and allow you to move up the work ladder, you probably have a genuine reason to feel down and out. Once you have learned how to 'check in' with yourself and distinguish your reasons for feeling the way you do, you will be able to connect with yourself on a more spiritual level.
Do Something For Someone Less Fortunate
A large majority of people feel a great sense of reward from helping someone in need. If you can do something kind for someone in need every day, you will achieve a greater understanding of why you are here. Buy a coffee for that homeless woman you pass every day, donate clothes to the Salvation Army, offer to help out at the next food bank event or offer extra support to those that need it.
You can connect with yourself and the world around you if you make an effort to get involved and reach out to others. It doesn't have to be anything drastic and can even be as simple as babysitting for your sister when she needs a much-needed break from her kids. Live your life with genuine care and interest in those around you and you will feel more fulfilled than you ever have before.
Journal Your Thoughts
Many people put their thoughts down on paper. By doing this everyday you are connecting with your inner self and soul. Just as 'checking in' with yourself daily is important, so is journaling. Use your journal as a sacred place where you can vent away your worries, express your concerns and log personal experiences and achievements.
Celebrate Your Achievements and Move Towards Your Goals
Many of us forget to acknowledge our achievements throughout life. Take time to celebrate your new job, earned degree or the award you were given. Give yourself praise for a job well done. Practice celebrating your achievements every day. This can be anything from buying yourself a specialty coffee with whip cream on top, having a warm bath with sea salts, to treating yourself to a fun night out. To become more spiritual, we need to celebrate ourselves on a daily basis, recognize when we are putting in our greatest efforts and love ourselves unconditionally.