Whether you are at the beginning of your spiritual path or have been on the path for many years, there is one thing that remains crystal clear, and that is the realisation there will always be something more to learn about ourselves and the world around us.
It can be both scary and exciting at the same time as we all travel through the ups and downs of life. Certainly, we live in an age where there is a lot of incredible information out there. It is literally at our fingertips!
The digital world is growing at a rapid rate and you can find almost anything online these days. Spirituality for one is a hot topic right now as more and more people are awakening across the board to the fact that there is a lot more to life than meets the eye. There is an Intelligence we can tap into beyond what the mind and formal education can offer us. Also, there are many avenues and routes we can take to tap into this Intelligence on our path to becoming a spiritual person. You may be wondering, ‘well how do I do this’?
There seems to be a generalisation where spirituality means spending hours in deep meditation, perfecting your yoga poses and eating only vegetarian food. There is nothing wrong with this of course. I love having mediation and yoga as part of my life and also love looking at ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Also, it can be so easy to get caught up in how many mudras you can do or learning all the latest chants or prayers too.
Whatever your practices may be, don’t remain so focused or rigid in your need to complete x, y and z to the point it takes you away from what you are trying to achieve in the first place.
What is important is how these things makes you feel and for your spiritual practices to serve your life, not get in the way of it. Spirituality is not a competition on who can do it best. It is about becoming the best version of yourself that you can be. It is about the moments in-between. They are the moments you will look back on and see as most precious. It could be the times you took your children to school, the times you were able to laugh with a friend during a period of great despair and sadness or the times you spend sitting with a beloved pet whilst reading a book or newspaper.
When you are giving to life and others in this way, then you are already spiritual. You have mastered the art of living.