Do You Wonder About Spirituality?
Spirituality means something different to everyone. For some, it's about participating in religion: going to church, a synagogue, a mosque, etc. For others, it's more personal: through yoga, meditation, quiet reflection, or even long walks.
So Spirituality has no dictionary definition but can be seen as the search for "the sacred," or something worthy of veneration.
The use of the term "spirituality" has changed throughout the ages. Now we tend to think of it as a blend of humanistic thinking with a mixture of mystical traditions and eastern religions all aimed at self improvement and development. The notion of "spiritual experience" plays an important role in the way live today but it’s all pretty recent in western civilization. You may want to think about the Beatles and how they went to India to study spirituality.
So why do we practice something that there is no definition for and certainly no set of hard and fast rules? Spirituality can help us maintain good mental and physical health. It can help us cope with everyday stress and can keep our feet on the floor. Tolerant and inclusive spiritual communities can provide us with valuable support. There is some evidence of links between spirituality and improvements in people’s mental health, although researchers do not know exactly how this works.(that seems to fit in with spirituality...) Spirituality can also help us deal with mental distress or mental illness. Spirituality can bring a feeling of being connected to something bigger than yourself and it can provide a way of coping in addition to your own mental resilience.
So how do you practice spirituality, pretty easy to start actually!
Spend some time alone, no phone, TV or computer and simply be in that place at that time and listen to the silence and relax.
I know you hear this all the time but learn to meditate
Gaze at the stars and feel how huge the universe is and conversely how small you are
Spend time in nature and try to be at one with it
Follow your gut or intuition - be true to yourself
Forgive and forget those who have hurt you
Broaden your horizons by learning new things or travelling
Laugh and laugh
Hope you are on your way to spirituality?