Cultivating a spiritual life doesn’t take away life’s stressors, but it does strengthen your resilience. You will feel more at peace, live with more purpose, and connect more to other people and the world around you when you nurture your spiritual growth.
Live a dynamic, open life of continuous development. Learn four ways to live a more spiritual daily life.
Daily meditation can calm your mind and improve your emotional state, helping to center you. Life can feel full of turmoil and uncertainty, and swinging between emotions is draining and confusing.
Counter the tumult of life with meditation. This practice is a key way to awaken and recharge your chakras. The seven main chakras, located from the crown of your head to the base of your spine, promote your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Cleanse your environment and intentionally create sacred space for your meditation practice (or yoga, or any of the other ideas in this article!) using sage and palo santo essences as well as essential oils and room sprays.
While meditation is a focused type of mindfulness, it’s important to live mindfully and connect to the present moment throughout the day. This means being aware of your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, environment, and the interplay between these elements.
Mindfulness fosters openness and honesty. When we are closed off to our surroundings or reject our emotional and physical reactions, we build judgment about ourselves and others and create confusion and discord. Live more in the moment by accepting your emotions as they come, moving with the flow of life rather than against it.
The third way to live a more spiritual daily life is to read and study spiritual texts. These texts help you feel connected to the divine, gain inspiration, and broaden your understanding. Reading sharpens your analytical thinking, fires your imagination, improves your communication skills, and helps you explore life’s themes.
Religious and spiritual books, short stories, and articles can provide you with the insights and information to create a positive mindset. You don’t have to read long texts or surgically analyze passages. If you feel you don’t have the time or focus for larger works, read articles or download apps that give you smaller, impactful pieces.
Spending time in nature helps us connect with the world and our biological humanity. No matter our scientific or technological advancements, humans are organic beings who rely on Earth for wellness. Psychological research is deepening our understanding of how time spent in nature can improve our mental health and sharpen our cognition.
There are countless ways to spend time in nature. Simply walking or sitting outside and taking in the sights, sounds, and feelings of the environment through your senses can center you. Exercising outside provides a dynamic workout, taking care of your physical health in a space that lowers stress levels and improves focus. Running, hiking, biking, boating, beaching and other outdoor activities are all fantastic ways to enjoy life surrounded by the beautiful wonders of nature at the same time.
You can even bring nature indoors through elemental decor using plants and flowers, salt lamps, shells, natural wood elements, etc. Another way to intentionally bring nature into your life and care for your spiritual temple (your body, your mind, your home!) is through using skincare products made with natural elements and natural cleaning products.
Above all, get creative and find ways that are meaningful for you and your specific beliefs.
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