Spirituality 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Exploring Spirituality
Lately, you feel like your life has become a rollers coaster that you’ve lost complete control over. You live to serve others, but in reality, you know you’re neglecting your own needs.
You care about what other people think, often at the expense of developing your own values.
If you’re honest, you’re just not happy with where you are in life. You think exploring spirituality is the answer — and you’re right.
In fact, people who are spiritual have a higher level of satisfaction with life than those that aren’t.
So, how can you make it happen, and create resolutions and goals you can achieve?
Read on to learn more about how to be more spiritual.
You won’t just find that you’re more passionate about life. You’ll also find that your energy is contagious.
Define Your Intentions and Accept Your Limits
The first step in exploring spirituality effectively?
Take the time to clearly define your intentions.
In other words, take stock of where you are in life right now.
What kinds of activities make you happy? What calms you down when you’re stressed out? What sorts of blocks do you feel like you’re currently facing? Why are you interested in connecting with your spiritual side now?
You have to know yourself first — and often, you might finally be ready to admit some difficult truths to yourself.
Next, set your limits.
Spirituality is not a race, and it’s not about “getting ahead” of others. You’re not in competition with anyone — especially not yourself. Do what you can, when you can, every day.
Accept that there will be setbacks and that even those setbacks are a part of your journey. Learn to notice them, not judge them and cling to them.
Not every meditation will be perfect. Not every text will make sense to you. You won’t nail every yoga pose on the first try.
That’s all a part of your growth. Embrace it.
Read and Write
If you want to learn how to be more spiritual, you should learn from the journies of other people.
Read books by great thinkers, philosophers, and spiritual leaders. Read both ancient and modern texts. Read blogs about spirituality, and even let spirituality accounts take center stage on your social media feeds.
These texts are all amazing places to get started.
You’ll be amazed by how much more positive you feel — and how curious you are to learn more.
We also suggest that you take the time to journal every day. Don’t worry — you don’t have to fill up every single page with the details of what you did and who you saw.
Instead, make it a gratitude journal. Write down at least three things you’re grateful for each night before you fall asleep. In addition to giving you good energy before bedtime, you’ll also be able to look back at a list of the great things in your life when you’re feeling down.
Understand the Physical and Mental Connection
As you continue to grow in your spirituality, you’ll likely start to understand just how much of a connection there is between what you eat and how you feel.
While you don’t have to starve yourself or dive headfirst into a new complicated diet, you’ll find that you may want to make changes.
You may notice how things like processed foods and too much caffeine negatively affect your personal life and spiritual growth. You may find that it’s easier to meditate first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. You may want to turn to supplements and vitamins to get the nutrition you need.
You should also consider your level of physical exercise. Spend at least an hour outdoors every day, and aim to get about 15-20 minutes of brisk exercise each day.
Again, it’s not about pushing yourself, it’s about finding what works for you.
Take an Online Course
Yes, spirituality and the Internet can coexist.
In fact, there are incredible online courses completely devoted to guiding you through the process of finding spirituality.
These courses can help you to unlock your full potential, challenge you to see things from a different perspective and allow you to connect with others who are also on a spiritual journey.
True spirituality is all about understanding what makes you happy as an individual.
It’s about separating your wishes for the future from what you “think” you should want. It’s about clearing out negative energy and self-deprecating thoughts so that you can fully pursue what you’re passionate about. Above all, it’s about learning to love where you are right now — and to stop comparing your definition of success to those of others.
When you take an online course, you can also learn about different aspects of spirituality.
Maybe you’re especially interested in hypnosis, or reiki healing, or even crystal healing and meditation.
Learning more about just how many options you have when it comes to your spiritual life will help you to find what works the best for who you are and where you are on your journey.
It’s Never Too Late to Start Exploring Spirituality
Finally, remember that no matter what you do, where you live, or how old you are, now is always a good time to start exploring spirituality.
There doesn’t even have to be a specific “catalyst” for why you want to get in touch with your spiritual side. Sometimes, it’s just a gut feeling, something telling you that you want more.
We invite you to chase that feeling and to dive headfirst into your spirituality, by enrolling in one of Craig Beck’s online courses.
Learn how to love yourself more, grow your self-esteem, and ground yourself spiritually.
We promise you’ll be truly amazed by what you can accomplish when you stop getting in your own way.