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50 Tips On Enlightening Your Spiritual Side

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50 Tips On Enlightening Your Spiritual Side

 

1. Read uplifting books. Spend time each day reading a book that encourages
and inspires you. It can be biographical, fiction or non fiction. Check the
library, they often have an inspirational section.

2. Meditate for 15 minutes a day. This can be prayer, but it does not have to be.
Take time to center yourself and meditate on a thought, phrase, or image.
This will help you connect to your deeper self.

3. Quite your mind through meditation. Allow your thoughts to flow freely. Not
judging them, not holding on to them, just let them flow.

4. Think positive. Positive thinking uplifts the spirit and lightens the soul. It allows
your inner person to breathe without the weight and stresses of the world.

5. Be thankful. Spend a few moments each day reciting what you are thankful
for. It can be material things or even people. If they are people, take a
moment and write them a note letting them know why you are thankful for
them.

6. Develop tolerance. Not everything can be the way you like it. Learning to
tolerate the tough times allows you to enjoy the good times even more.

7. Be patient. Both with yourself and with others. Spirituality is a journey and will
take time. Everyone is on a different path and going at a different speed. Let
things come to you.

8. Learn your strengths and amplify them. Find out what you are really good at
and do it even more. The more you do it the stronger you will get. Accentuate
your best quality, do not down play it!

9. Find your spiritual passion. What is it that your spirit hunger for? Is it peace?
Helping others? Contentment? Whatever it is, search for what drives you and
seek to fulfill it.

10. Accept your spiritual side. Do not let the world take your spirit away. We are
all spiritual beings, accept that part of you and begin to explore it.

11. Journal. Take time every day or every other day to write down your thoughts
and dreams. Make the journal your own, you decide how to write and when to
do so.

12. Pray. A spiritual connection with a greater spirit can help guide you through
the uncertainties of life. It is also a great way of relieving stress and giving
things over that you have no control over.

13. Be around spiritual people. Good company creates good morals. Pick your
friends wisely, if you want to be more spiritual, choose to be around people
that are spiritually minded, it will rub off.

14. Listen. Take time to slow down and listen to what the universe is saying to
you. Also take time to listen to that messages you are sending to yourself.

15. Slow down. Turn off the TV, radio and computer. Take a stroll out side or set
aside a weekend without electronic distractions. Allow yourself to be a
receiver.

16. Get in a routine. Start the morning off with some mediation and prayer; it is a
great way to start the day. End the day with some quite time to reconnect.

17. Begin practicing spiritual disciplines. Disciplines such as prayer, reading holy
texts, and fasting are great ways to begin to explore your spiritual side.

18. Search for what hinders you. Look inside yourself and examine your thoughts
and beliefs. Are certain thoughts getting in your way of becoming more
spiritual? How can you combat those thoughts?

19. Take care of yourself physically. The spiritual and the physical are intrinsically
linked together. Taking care of your body e.g. getting plenty of rest, eating,
exercising, in turn primes you to take care of your spirit.

20. Find a spiritual guide. Look for someone that has been down the path that
you want to go done. Ask them to walk the road with you and guide you down
the difficult passages.

21. Surround yourself with inspirational sayings. Print outs posted around your
bedroom or quotes written on the bathroom mirror can help keep you
centered and focused throughout the day.

22. Surround yourself with inspirational images. This can be landscapes, people,
statues, or artifacts. Create a spiritual environment and spiritual growth is
soon to follow.

23. Get involved in service to others. Serving others is a great way to get in touch
with the common condition of humanity. It serves a deeper need in all of us to
be significant and make a difference.

24. Give time. It could be just taking time to listen to a friend in distress or helping
someone along side the road. Put your schedule on hold for a second and
invest in others.

25. Give money. Sacrificial giving has been a tenant of many spiritual paths for
thousands of years. It is a constant reminder of our responsibility to others
and the futility of living for wealth.

26. Stay connected. Find a group of believers that are of similar mind to you.
Spend time with them weekly and use them for spiritual guidance and
support. The world is much too hard to take on by oneself.

27. Ask for help. We often have needs that need to get met that we wait around
for other people to met, thinking they should do it naturally. Well, most of the
time we have not because we ask not. Ask.

28. Set goals. Write down a description of where you want to be on spiritual
journey. Be as specific as possible. Then map out how you think you could
get there. Share it with a friend for some feedback.

29. Identify what distresses you. Do an internal check and find out what things
(behaviors, thoughts, feelings) are getting in your way of becoming more
spiritual.

30. Set boundaries. Allow yourself to be your own person. Be kind, caring and
gracious, but be no one’s door mat. Service is given, not taken.

31. Connect with nature. Take a nature hike or go camping for a weekend. Enjoy
creation and marvel at the natural wonders of the world.

32. Let go. Let go of bitterness that has been brewing inside of you for many
years. It does nothing but poison your life.

33. Be purposeful. Live life with gusto. Have a purpose in life and fulfill it. Look at
the many roles you have in life and try to be the best at each role.

34. Unplug from life’s electronics. Take a weekend and unplug. Unplug the TV,
turn off the cell phone, leave the computer off and click the radio off. Spend
time related to others or resting.

35. Take a spiritual retreat. This can be on your own or with friends or a church
group. Be encouraged and take some reading material and a journal.

36. Go to a workshop or seminar. There are almost always free spiritually based
seminars and workshops going on. Find one that interests you and check it
out. You might just learn something new.

37. Reconnect with your past. Where have you been in life? What challenges
have you overcome? Who was important in your upbringing? Let your heart
guide you in how you respond to these questions.

38. Consider where you are burning out. Burn out is a major cause of spiritual
depression. Find out where all your energy is leaking out. Perhaps you just
need to take a break from it.

39. Address myths you believe about yourself. Our mind is always making up
stories about ourselves that are not true. Combat those myths with truths that
you know from reality.

40. Find truth in yourself. For many people, their spiritual journey starts within.
Self discovery can lead to a spiritual revelation.

41. Talk to many different leaders of faith. Get as many perspectives on
spirituality as you can. They are usually all to ready to share.

42. Go to the library. It’s a cheap way to get your hands on all kinds of religious
and spiritual material.

43. Accept grace. Grace is getting something that one does not deserve. Accept
forgiveness.

44. Be merciful. Overlook the follies and mistakes of others, as you would like
them do to you.

45. Challenge yourself and your own beliefs. Write down your core beliefs then
begin writing why you believe them.

46. Sing. Singing is the outlet of the soul. If lights the spirits and endears the soul.

47. Use your talents. Find ways to serve other using your talents.

48. Keep it simple. Simple is the best way to go, do not get you mind working on
too many concepts or involved in too many activities. One or two at the most
will do.

49. Find forgiveness for yourself. The journey to spiritual enlightenment begins
with forgiving yourself for past missteps. Let go, learn from it, and move on.

50. Take your journey one day at a time. You cannot become Gandhi or Mother
Theresa over night. Be patient with yourself and enjoy every day as the come.