What Does It Mean To Be Spiritual?
There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer, and depending on your outlook, life path and who you truly want to be, being spiritual can encompass various aspects.
One of the questions that our psychic readers regularly get asked here at Psychic Sofa is, ‘’What does it mean to be spiritual?’’ This is a great question which has many answers, and many approaches that can be taken. There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer, and depending on your outlook, life path and who you truly want to be, being spiritual can encompass various aspects. To us, being spiritual is all about kindness, oneness with the universe and appreciation for the spiritual world. But we know it may mean something different to you, and that’s wonderful. In this article, we outline what spirituality is, how to find your own path and how to be a spiritual person in general.
Spiritual meaning - core values, definitions and how to find your own
The definition of spirituality varies across religion, belief system and secular culture, though in a broad sense, being spiritual involves a belief in something beyond the self, and this world. This may pertain to a higher power, guardian angels or loved ones who are no longer with us. What’s more, spirituality provides the worldview that there is more to life than what we experience on the physical planes of existence, and that there is something much greater out there that connects all beings to each other and to the universe itself. Beyond this, spiritual development asks questions around life and death, and how we can use this knowledge to better ourselves and help those around us.
There are multiple ways to experience spirituality and the great joys of a spiritual experience. For some, this may involve the belief in a higher power or their religious practice. For others, this may involve connection to nature, a higher state of being or inter-connectedness with the rest of humanity.
Spirituality signs can include:
Asking deep questions about the world, the universe and all that encompasses it.
Always looking for ways to deepen your connection with others.
Seeking happiness beyond material possessions or rewards that don’t aid spiritual growth.
Trying hard to make the world a better place.
How spirituality can enrich our lives - Our deepest values and personal experiences emphasised
Spirituality can have many benefits, and can help guide us on the path to happiness. A spiritual life can allow us to:
Have a better handle on daily stress and the unexpected. When we learn to take a step back, consider what is happening to us, and how we can go about finding a solution, we realise that most situations can be taken care of in an effective way. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and let stress take over, but through spiritual practice and mindfulness, you can take back control.
The reduction in stress leads to better overall general health too, so that you sleep better, have less muscle tension and get sick less often. When we feel less stress, we are also more open to spending time with our friends and family, ensuring that we strengthen the bonds between us and the people who mean the most to us, and that we have that support system always.
Promote kindness in all aspects of our lives, and ensure that our understanding of others is always well-informed. Spiritual development teaches us that we are all on different paths, and that we don’t all have the same advantages and world views of others. What’s more, by being open to other points of view, we may learn more about ourselves than we ever thought possible, and have a spiritual awakening that shakes us to the core. This may be a different view to what we were brought up to believe, but we should always try our best to broaden our horizons.
As Albert Einstein once said -
“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”
How to be a spiritual person - Building that sense of connection and finding the meaning of life
Should you want to reignite your spiritual path, strengthen your commitment to the path you’re on, or you’re looking for greater spiritual experiences, there’s a lot that exploring your spiritual life can allow. To become a more spiritual person, you can do the following:
Pay greater attention to your feelings, and what it is you truly want out of life. To be fulfilled is to feel as if you’re making the best of your time on this earth, and that you’re allowing yourself to be open to any and all possibilities. Spirituality is all about embracing your achievements and ensuring you take lessons from any situations that don’t quite work in your favour, and realising that the universe may have an even better plan in store for you. It’s trusting in the universe’s wisdom and knowing that your guardian angels only have your best interests at heart.
Show love and care to others, and open your heart to different points of view. Realise that how you feel about another person is only one opinion, and that there are various other things that have predated your knowledge of them - their upbringing, their life experiences, their successes and their downfalls. Showing empathy where possible, and helping others when they need support are also spiritual practices that can enrich your daily life.
Meditation is a fantastic transcendent experience that helps us attune to our inner selves and the wider world. Allowing us to find our centre, and get to the heart of what it is we truly want, spiritual meditation provides us with a chance to find truth in our own space, time to reflect on what we want out of life, and consider how we can go about boosting our own spiritual development.
Practicing gratitude and giving thanks to those who guide, support and love us. Especially useful when going through tough times, keeping a gratitude journal can be a daily reminder of all the good things you have going on in your life, what’s important to you and what and who brings you the most joy. What’s more, research has shown that being thankful and expressing this regularly can do wonders for our health and general happiness. More than making us feel good, it also helps us in establishing trust and building closer bonds with those around us.
Beyond meditation, mindfulness is a spiritual care practice that can enlighten the soul and make you more aware of the world around you. Mindfulness meditation asks individuals to be more present, to not dwell on the past or worry about the future. Mindfulness practices recommend that you judge yourself less too, and realise that any past mistakes were based on your best ability, or the information you had available at the time. Spiritual growth is key to becoming a more spiritual person, and it’s through this, that true happiness can be found.
As our psychic readers can attest to, there’s no greater joy than finding spirituality and delving into this for continued growth. Your spiritual path could lead you somewhere unexpected, but it could turn out to be the best decision you’ve ever made. Spiritual development is key to a happy and fulfilled life, and we here at Psychic Sofa know you deserve that. A telephone psychic reading can be a great first step in finding spirituality and what it is you truly want out of life. For your special call today, our psychic readings are a must. We encourage you to give us a call on 09057897752 (calls cost 80p per minute plus your network access charge) or 01618640152. May your path always be beautiful.
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