How to Become More Spiritual
Do you sometimes feel like you’ve lost yourself, or that you’re not really yourself at all? Or do you simply want to grow or become who you should be? Here are some tips that may help. Keep in mind that even though these tips are categorized as “spiritual,” anyone can apply these, even if you do not consider yourself spiritual.
Apply any of these that you wish. The more, the more “spiritual” you may become. See the Tips and Spiritual Benchmarks below as well.
Community Q A
- There is no special rite to convert yourself to Buddhism. You only have to truly want to follow the Buddha’s teachings.
- A religion is a set of beliefs that a group of people subscribe to, while spirituality a personal journey that takes place within oneself.
- Whatever you put in focus, you set in motion! So focus on what you love or like and make it reality.
- Anger is a natural emotion and only negatively affects your spiritual health if you feed it negative energy or push it aside and do not reflect on how to see this in better light. Acknowledging your emotions, good and bad, and letting them flow through you, is a healthy habit.
- You could start each morning when you wake up by greeting the new day. You might want to meditate, if you feel like it, or just have your breakfast and enjoy every bite of it. Before you go to sleep at night, think of three nice things that happened and be thankful for these experiences.
- Different groups have preferences on food, but spirituality is growing the soul, so instead of normal food it requires spiritual food or knowledge to grow it. So your diet can be regulated but only to keep your body healthy while you grow your soul.
- Many people feel this way. You may want to take a more spiritual approach to life to find more fulfillment and discover your true self.
- No, you don’t need to stop your sexual relationship with your wife – you’re married! The very strict spiritual paths that don’t allow sex also do not allow marriage. Plenty of married people have fulfilling spiritual and sexual lives – otherwise no religious families would have any children. Sexual desire for your partner is not bad. Consult a leader of your faith if you are concerned about various sexual behaviors, or extramarital or premarital sexual desires – different groups have different ideas about these issues.
- If you’re initiating a discussion of your spiritual development with a woman, that’s probably a significant relationship you’re talking about. Make sure you have a handle on your strengths and weaknesses and your spiritual goals before raising the topic. Being able to honestly evaluate and articulate where you think you’re at will make for a better, more authentic conversation.
- Some people believe different colored candles bring different energies. If you don’t believe that, you don’t need to burn colored candles.
Spiritual Benchmarks Edit
Here are some possible benchmarks and adaptability tests to test your “spiritual” life’s ability to handle various opportunities/trials/scenes in life. Could some part of your spirituality do the following.
- . be found consistent with various forms of rational investigation.
- . make you happy/satisfied in “heaven”?
- . help you live well with a romantic partner and family?
- . help you live well without a romantic partner and family?
- . put some bread on the table and a roof over your head?
- . fill the need of a young kid dying and alone in a remote part of a Third World country? (Such kids do exists. You can look it up online.)
- . address the needs of others around you?
- . address the needs of society at large?
- . help change the life of criminals or life-abusers? (Whether you would want it to may be a whole other story.)
- . help improve the life of even some of the best people you know?
- . allow you to come to know and face your fears head on?
- . lead towards a proper use of power, wealth, and success?
- . strengthen your understanding of different virtues such as responsibility, excitement, honesty, integrity, respect, etc?
- . cause you to do right or good things even when you don’t necessarily feel like doing a right or good thing.
- . respond, change, or grow satisfactorily in conversations with “more spiritual”-seeming people or various leaders in your community/on the web?
- . respond, change, or grow satisfactorily in conversations with people who will disagree with you?
- . enable you to put yourself on the line for your friends?
Related wikiHows Edit
Keep a Spiritual Journal
Exercise Will Power
Be Spiritual Without Being Religious
Become Spiritually Aware
Become a Pastafarian
Pray to God for a Miracle
Have a God Centered Dating Relationship