To Remain Calm Stay Spiritually Connected
March 1st, 2011
I have been following the proceedings of the world economic conference in Davos and found it interesting that one of the most popular presentations was given by Joan Halifax Roshi, a buddist monk who has a Zen centre in New Mexico. Her talk was on building prosocial mental qualities, compassion and using meditation during peacekeeping. While there are many problems in the world and complex underlying issues a focus on these things would be a big step in the right direction.
There is evidently a need for a greater sense of spirituality. I was thinking the other day about how being spiritual really helps to lift one’s spirits. Although spiritually often involves times of self reflection it is also other centered much of the time. It generates a positivity that can be infectious. It really helps us to see the best in our lives and in the lives of others.
Now you may or may not be religious in the traditional sense of the word. Whether or not you practice a particular religion or consider yourself more universally spiritual there are certain practices that will help you to reach a greater sense of calmness, peace and tranquility in your life. Fostering a connection to something greater than ourselves enriches our lives. Try the following 7 ways to expand your spirituality.
7 Ways to Expand Your Spirituality
- Set aside some time to spend with yourself each day. Spend this time reflecting on what is truly important to you. Get in touch with your authentic self.
- Practice positive self talk. Don’t be hard on yourself. Be supportive of yourself. You should wake every morning and be glad that you are alive and do everything possible to honor and love the amazing person that you are.
- Reinforce that you are safe in the world and divinely protected. When you truly believe this you are free to move through the world without fear or anxiety.
- Be the most compassionate and kindest person you can imagine. Strive to fill the world with love and caring. Find every opportunity you can to make the world a better place.
- Accept people as they are. Try not to judge others. Pray for an accepting heart.
- Look for the best in other people. People by and large become what we believe of them.
- Bless others in your thoughts. Put positivity out there and truly wish the best for others. I think one of the true signs of spiritual enlightenment is when you can honestly celebrate someone else’s victory as much as your own.
Try these practices to be more spiritually connected. By centering ourselves and approaching with calm positivity we can exhibit a beautiful strength and become a much more powerful version of our true selves.
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