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.
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.
Let’s break a myth before starting this particular topic. You don’t need to be affiliated with a religion or be religious to be spiritual. The essence of spirituality stems from faith and belief in something/someone bigger than you.
Spirituality is a way of life, a belief system to surpass any difficulties. The basic ideology behind it is to believe that everything happens for a reason, whether it is governed by a greater force or simply destiny. This helps in relieving oneself from the disappointments in life and take life as it comes, in a stride.
Does practicing spirituality aid in the quality of life, you may ask? Yes, it does. According to research, having faith in a ‘bigger force’ or the ‘divine’ impacts the quality of life in a positive manner.
Helps You Establish a Connect
Spirituality helps you feel connected to your soul. Having faith and maintaining it, is not an easy task in the contemporary times. Spirituality takes a driver seat in these times to connect you to not just like-minded people but the voice from within, the same voice that is popularly known to be the voice of the divine. Many psychologists also agree that your subconscious has answers to a multitude of your problems. What you seek, your mind/soul has a way to find it.
Makes Letting Go Easier
Being a spiritual person also makes letting go of bad incidences or people a bit easier. Once you know that everything happens for a reason then you let go of your desires to control everything in life and believe that there’s a bigger force that drives you towards your destiny. You may have experienced this in your life as well. What may have seemed difficult earlier to let go off doesn’t affect you anymore or took you towards a path for a happier life.
Spirituality does not avert your mind to unrealistic expectations with life but pushes you towards a path of peace. Mental peace. The prerequisite to having a happier life, the prerequisite to letting go easily, the prerequisite to moving on from the adversities in life.
Teaches You the Significance of Present
If you feel lost, lonely or sad today, spirituality can change that for you. Feeling that mindfulness grows in you once you let life take its course in whichever way seems fit, makes life easier. Finding that mysterious force within you can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. Once you begin to have faith, whatever happens to you will no longer be a mere incident but take on a deeper significance to building your life.
Makes Life Easier
Being spiritual doesn’t mean performing rituals every day. It is a simple act of connecting to yourself, through meditation or self-introspection. Life may not give an answer to every question that you may ask like ‘why did this happen to me?’ or ‘why did he/she do this to me?’ But what spirituality does is that it provides you the capability to understand that whatever happened to you in your life is a done deal! It can’t change so let it be. Let go and move on with your life.
Today, we are too busy being hard on ourselves or others for committing mistakes. What we forget is that we are humans. We can’t control every situation or be perfect! Spirituality holds the pillars of strength to endure and enlighten you to the deeper significance of everything that happens in life. It helps you understand that there’s more to life than what you may believe is right.
Have you ever sat under the stars and wondered?
Have you ever sat near the sea or the ocean?
Do you know why you feel a sudden calm from all the turmoil within you? It is your body’s indication that there’s something bigger than you, a force of redemption! An ordinary life can become extraordinary if you can transcend your soul towards the peace of spirituality.
Whatever pain you are facing right now, find a way to overcome it and live. Spirituality will help you grow out of these aristocracies and make you a strong and positive person ready to take on life. Dust off all your pain and rise above it. Nobody feels the growth of life without the pain. So, learn to endure this pain in the right way and let go at the appropriate time. Spirituality is the path that will lead you to enlightening growth of the soul.
Millions of people have believed and surpassed life with triumph. Whether it is Gandhi or Mother Teresa or your grandparents who believed, they overcame life with faith to push forward and grow with the divine. I have seen people fight bullying, the death of loved ones and all other kinds of problems in their life with faith.
Have faith. Everything is meant to fall in place, eventually.
Science and spirituality, the two polar ends of this world, collide at every front of life. For centuries, there has been a clash between the cosmic and scientific world. The universe is balanced on a scale that puts these two ends on the platter. Superstition, truth, fallacy, inventions and discoveries form the web that entangles the people of old and new generations. You may find people who call themselves spiritual and some who always stand against the astral beliefs, i.e. the scientific minds. In fact, many of the horror films have tried to hook upon this idea of conflict of thoughts where the priests/paranormal experts and the physicians/ psychiatrist are in opposition to one another. How the viewpoints of these two subjects differ distinctively is what sets them apart? Here are the 10 key differences that you can spot between these two highly mismatched worldly thinking schools:
You know what happens when you enunciate the word “Om” during meditation? It creates a link between the human soul and the Great Lord. When you have come to this mother earth, there are certain responsibilities as a human being that you need to perform in order to serve the righteous way of living. The human life is a vicious cycle that is to be fueled every now and then so that the ceaseless life journey continues with no torments and infernal outcomes. The virtues of a human character gauge the relationship of a person with the world out there that is waiting to eat up the humanity inside you. The terms philanthropy and misanthropy were coined because the lover and haters of mankind exist equally in this world and what you are supposed to do is work towards maintaining the least amount of generosity that is left on this land. Here are the 10 ways by which mankind bonds with spirituality: