So im starting this thread as a discussion of what spirituality means to you.
I would like to think i am quite a spiritual person, but before i can just say that i am or not, we need to understand what it really means.
Spirituality is matters of the spirit, a concept tied to a spirit world, a multidimensional reality and one or more deities. Spiritual matters
regard humankind's ultimate nature and purpose, not as material biological organisms, but as spirits with an eternal relationship beyond the bodily
senses, time and the material world. Spirituality implies the mind-body dichotomy, which indicates a separation between the body and soul.
That is the standard wikipedia definition.
So basically, spirituality is the well being of ones spirit, of ones non-bodily form
So now we know what it is, we need to know how can we become more spiritual or achieve spirituality.
This is where i get stuck.
How can you become more spiritual?
Good ol' wiki tells us that..
Spirituality may also include the development of the individual's inner life through practices such as meditation and prayer.
So there are two things that can help us become more spiritual. Well, i meditate daily, generally just a breathing and a clear your mind
A friend also told me that reading or studying "Zen" is a good too.
Zen is a type of meditation, and it covers alot of general self well being topics.
Connecting with nature
is a good way to connect with yourself.
Go out for walks, feed the ducks, get outdoors. Experience nature in all its beauty.
Create Your Path
Ask yourself about your life goals.
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
Will it be worth it?
Maybe even write goals down and add to them when they happen. Keeping a diary is good for this.
Have An Open Mind
Open yourself to opportunities. They wont always come to you. Be open to who you really are and to any challenge you may encounter. Nothing can be
achieved without being open.
Consider Your Beliefs
I often like to just sit down, wherever i am, and just think about things. I often take the time, maybe once a day, to just analyse my believes in
everything. Consider why i believe these things, etc. I feel this can help me connect with myself. Often when i talk with people, about beliefs,
religion, someone will say something, and I'll ask them, "so why do you believe that, what is it that makes you think that?" and occasionly people
start to stutter, and they have never really considered why
they believe what they do.
We're lucky enough to live in a society where we're free to practice and believe in whatever religion we want to. Take full advantage of that fact.
Don't just blindly follow the path you inherited. Make your own way and search until you find what works for you.
There are some tips for becoming more spiritual, now I'd like to know what it means to you. I know there are alot of great minds here at ATS, so i'd
love to get some tips from the best and find out about other people too.