Spirituality IS NOT A Separate Area Of Life
Spirituality is not somewhere you go to sit on a rock and contemplate on the universe. There is a fundamental problem with the way some people view spirituality. They will go on a spiritual retreat, feel wonderful only to return and be exactly the same way they were before.
If you are one of those people you are creating a huge problem for yourself. You are splitting your personality. You are seeing your spiritual side as something to be lived separately from the rest of your life. Even subtle ideas like ‘I am only exhibiting my spiritual side by meditating’ is a massive misconception.
Your actions are not spiritual. Your life isn’t even spiritual. You EXISTENCE is spiritual! I feel however that we do become distanced from the most spiritual core of our being by becoming focused on the mundane. The opposite of being in a place of your original spirituality is being in a very secluded place in your thinking.
Let me explain further…
I was sitting in a park recently on a gorgeous sunny day. I was alone and there were many people in groups surrounding me. For a moment I was a bit self conscious. I let the thought creep in about what people might think of me being there on my own.
That thought gave me a feeling of being very insecure and alone. It’s not a very nice place to be in. But then I shifted my awareness and started to just think about simply ‘being’. Instead I focused on enjoying the gorgeous weather, appreciating the clear blue sky and the nice cool breeze. I suddenly felt much more in tune with my spiritual existence.
I shifted that again to focus on remembering that I am such a small entity in a giant universe and that my body was composed of tiny sub-atomic parts the came together to make the whole. I felt even more in tune and in-line with what I am. I am spirituality expressed.
You need not go anywhere to discover it. It can be discovered right here and right now in this moment no matter where you are and what you are doing.
So the objective is not to go somewhere and feel temporarily spiritual. The goal, no matter when or where, is to become more in tune with what you are. You are aligning your vibration, your thoughts, and your being back to your original spiritual existence.
Don’t split your personality into parts and buy into the fallacy that spirituality is achieved at a retreat center. Spirituality is not a facet of your life. YOUR EXISTENCE IS SPIRITUAL.
You can get in tune with that spiritual feeling while playing a game of poker, while eating a mango, while riding your Harley, at work, at a club, while you’re being mugged, or even while you’re meeting the Queen of England.
Here’s a few thoughts on how to get in tune right now:
1. Step away from mundane thinking. Ask yourself what you could be focussing on instead?
2. Expand your thoughts step by step, move away from the local and go to the global. Then go from the global to the universal. Keep going and pay attention to the way you’re feeling as that is your guide back to being in tune.
3. Don’t buy into the thought that you need to go somewhere special to be spiritual. You can do that right here, right now!
4. Practice this often and allow it to become second nature. Eventually it will become your nature because it is who you are.