Spirituality is a Way of Being
Spirituality is a universal experience that touches each one of us. It has a variety of forms and is practiced in a myriad of ways. Basically, spirituality is a feeling of connection to something bigger than yourself. It involves a search for meaning in life such as “Why am I here?” Spirituality isn’t found in one particular practice or tradition. Rather, it is a certain way of being.
Spiritual Practices Create Happiness
Spirituality helps you develop positive emotions, touch the Divine within you, and much more. A spiritual life means integrating Divine Qualities—Compassion, Patience, Truthfulness, Humility, etc.—into your daily life. It’s a way of living every moment, not just on Sunday morning. There’s no separation between what is sacred and what you encounter in your daily life. Everything is sacred!
It is an Evolutionary Process
Your understanding of spirituality will change over time as a direct result of your life experiences. After a scary encounter with a life-threatening illness, you suddenly become motivated to connect to a higher power for help with personal transformation. To overcome grief and find happiness again, you may use spiritual techniques to cultivate inner peace and joy. You delve into meditation and yoga to use breath as the gateway into your inner world to create a calming respite.
Spirituality can be a Combination of Traditions
The common core elements of any spiritual practice are usually Knowledge, Service, Meditation and Love. These are the primary ways for achieving spiritual growth. With the Internet these days, it’s easy to explore different spiritual practices and traditions. Take the pieces that fit you and intuitively feel right. It’s likely you’ll end up with elements from more than one tradition.
It Provides Answers for the Seeker’s Path
A spiritual practice is something you do that draws you deeper into your Divine self. It provides greater clarity for who you are and your place in the world. Spirituality is the path of discovery to finding your true self, not your ego’s version. That’s what this journey has always been about.