Brene Brown, the author of The Gifts of Imperfection says that spirituality is the reminder of a higher power that creates an inextricable connection between all human beings, and what really binds us to each other and the higher power is love and compassion.
Whether you attend church every Sunday, pray five times a day or have Shabbat dinner every Friday evening, every religion is deeply rooted in spirituality, and the understanding that anything and everything can be sacred.
Spirituality is when you experience a feeling that there’s something more powerful than our physical being and the world that we inhabit. It’s hidden in the smallest things whether it’s in connecting with others, seeing a breathtaking view from the top of a mountain or learning about an amazing scientific discovery.
The world can be a scary place filled with plenty of disarray, fear and confusion, which can be one of the major reasons why you experience imbalances in your life – but with spirituality, you can find stability once again. It is the one way to become more in-sync with yourself, the Earth and other around you, and you can find this spiritual balance in your life with a few simple practices.
Relationships can be tricky but once you share a deep, meaningful connection with people around you, you can easily find spirituality. Go beyond the usual conversation with your friend, get to know them at a deeper level or ask them challenging questions that help you connect at a deeper level. Spirituality is an emotional experience, whether in the form of joy or tears.
Try to understand how certain people make you feel. Do they leave you feeling more negative or confused? Maybe it’s time that you chose your friendships more carefully and spend time with those uplift you and give you positive memories and experiences.
Social media and spirituality are generally two opposing concepts. Most people don’t post their genuine thoughts and feelings on social media, which can often become a source of comparison and competition.
But since social media plays such a major role in our lives, it’s important to exercise caution when using it so that it doesn’t instill negative thoughts in our minds.
When scrolling through your Instagram or Facebook, notice the range of emotions you go through a come across different stories and posts.
If someone triggers jealousy or anger in you, they need to go! Use social media to connect with likeminded people or friends who support you and care about so that you feel positive and uplifted.
Spiritual seekers find it challenging to align the concept of money with their idea and beliefs, but come to look at it this way: money is a form of energy exchange.
It is that token of gratitude you receive in return for your hard work and effort. There’s no reason to look at money with guilt or fear, especially if you know deep down that it is rightfully yours and that you earned it through good, honest work.
The best way to bring some spirituality in your earnings is by taking a moment of gratitude every time you receive a paycheck and telling yourself that you are worthy of the money you have received.
Your choice of food is closely tied to the culture you’ve been brought up in and your personal identity, which is why changing eating habits can often take time. But fixing your relationship with food can be a big step towards finding spirituality in your life.
Whenever you eat, make a conscious decision to nourish your body in the most healthy, healing way possible. Consuming sugary, greasy foods that offer very little nutritional value can really dampen your mood and make you feel guilty afterwards.
To avoid any negative feelings associated with food, take moment to reassess what you’re about to eat and find ways to make your meals as healthy as possible.