5 Advantages of Practicing Spirituality in Everyday Life

In today’s day and age, life is moving fast and the world is getting smaller at the touch of a button. As a result, you are expected to do more in lesser time. You often find yourself confused, dissatisfied and unhappy. The need for spirituality is now more than it has ever been before. Being spiritual is not simply being religious. Spirituality is about seeing life for what it is, it is about rising above the smaller things and seeing the big picture, it is about being able to establish a cause and effect relationship with regards to everything that goes on in your life. Practicing spirituality in your daily life can be life altering. You will find that the overall quality of your life has improved manifold.

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1. Peace

Happiness is your perception of a situation you are in, and so is unhappiness. No incident is negative or positive. Every failure takes you closer to success. Then how can anyone term failure to be negative or to be a source of sadness, when it is failure that has ultimately lead you towards success or happiness? Beyond happiness and sadness is peace, which is a state of acceptance of all that is good or bad, of all that makes you happy or unhappy. There will be certain situations in your life wherein it is impossible to be happy. But it is always possible to be at peace. Remember, spirituality does not dictate that there is no sadness. It only teaches you how to accept it, to not resist it and allow it to be. Spirituality enables you to be at peace with all the happenings in your life, which is above happiness or sadness.

2. Freedom to Be Yourself and Lead the Life You Want

Practicing spirituality helps you to be honest to yourself and allows you to accept yourself the way you are. Being aware of your dreams, ambitions and expectations makes it easier to realize them and increases satisfaction in life. People often find themselves to be unhappy about the way their lives have panned out and pretend to be the victim. They blame their misfortunes on life or on god. The truth is that you can always take your life in your own hands and get the results that you want. You are in charge of your peace of mind and no one else. Spirituality helps you realize that only you can decide what you make of what you have.

3. Acceptance of Your Problems and Freedom from Pain and Misery

The human mind constantly tends to focus on the problems. Most of these problems are self-created. In doing so you become your problems. Spirituality helps you to cut off from your problems and rise above them. It enables you to see the bigger picture and helps you to solve your problems without attaching yourself to them.

4. Living in The Moment and Appreciating the Little Things

The human mind has a compulsive need to live through the memories of the past and anticipation of the future. It is so preoccupied with what has happened and what is about to happen, that it is unable to appreciate the present, “the now”, that is the most precious thing in this entire universe. Spirituality brings you into the now, the state of being alive, and experiencing everything in that moment, in a state that is free from all your problems, thoughts and worries of the future and the past.

5. Being Kind and Sensitive to The People Around You

Spirituality is not only good for you, but also for the people around you. It makes you feel deeply for the underprivileged sections of the society or for anyone who is going through a rough time in life. It makes you a kinder person at heart and sensitizes you towards the needs and feelings of others. You begin to spread joy among the people around you, causing a ripple effect, and the world becomes a better place to live in.