Spiritualism - a search for something higher, something sacred that everyone is on today. The world is at a much faster pace and finding something sacred like time for yourself and approaching the realm of spirituality has become an important discussion. We can try to lead a spiritual life through meditation, yoga, and personal reflection. When people call themselves spiritual we can assume that they believe there is more to the world of matter than meets the eye. Spirituality also means attending to your inner self - mental well being and discovering more about yourself and your existence hence spirituality is important. It makes you grounded and empathetic towards others around you. It brings values that open your heart and bring compassion.
To come out of emotions and thoughts which bring pain and suffering, spirituality can be key as spirituality is all about managing your thoughts. Not being controlled by evil thoughts and being able to see reality as it is. Spirituality involves a move inward, paying attention to one’s inner life. Spirituality stresses the importance of our inner life — both as a way of resisting the constant pressure our culture exerts to value what lies outside of us, as well as a means of finding a place of refuge. Societies today seem to be more focused on materialism, success, and capitalism for eg- Environmentalists believe that the major cause of climate change is economic growth which is run by capitalists. Spirituality leads to ethical behavior as we start to empathize more, become more compassionate, and act more wisely. Spirituality brings calmness, less reactive behavior and pushes us to be more authentic. Finding silence and stillness through spirituality should be the focus and with the aim to break away from the materialistic centric society we live in today.
How to be more spiritual?
Take it slow - Set realistic goals for yourself and go step by step. If you try to do a lot and are not able to, that can demotivate, so taking it step-by-step will give you the confidence to keep at it.
Meditation / Yoga - Meditation is a simple yet patience-testing exercise of which if you go through the results are fruitful. Even 15 -30 mins dedicated every day to a spiritual practice will be beneficial and lead you to the path of spirituality.
Spiritual holiday / Retreat - A holiday, even 2-3 days, where you do nothing and just be, can be so wonderful, you will know when you take one. A break refreshes you.
Spirituality is a path that can be explored if you need a new start or just need to have more focus and be aware and calm.