We’re all searching for deeper meaning. That feeling that transforms us and guides us to more profound connection with ourselves and the world around us. This connection is one that people have been seeking since the beginning of time. It’s one that’s led to profound ways of thought and timeless spiritual laws. It’s something that takes us beyond the mundane and into the magnificence that awaits us through living a spiritually fulfilling life.
Even the most enlightened people have had to work to get where they are. While we each hold the potential to become deep spiritual beings, it’s something that takes time and is something we need to devote time and effort to. There are certain spiritual practices however, that you can begin to use this very moment that will truly transform your life.
If you’re ready to move beyond a reality in which you merely exist and step into a life that is filled with meaning and deep understanding, the following will surely help you on your way. Living a spiritually fulfilling life allows us to live authentically and instills deeper meaning into all that we do. By embracing the following practices, you’ll begin to step into your own power and vibrate in balance with the very rhythm of the universe itself.
5 Easy Ways to Embrace Your Spiritual Side and Live a Spiritually Fulfilling Life
- Begin to Become Thankful for Everything in Your Life
Living with gratitude is something that will dramatically change your life. There’s always something to be thankful for, even when it seems like our world is falling apart around us. By becoming grateful for what we already have, we open ourselves up to more things to be thankful for.
This holds true for every area of our life. Learn to create an attitude of gratitude for whatever it is that’s happening in your life, and you’ll begin to see a shift in the way you perceive your world. It’s pretty hard to be miserable when you become thankful for the things that surround you.
See if you can’t begin to look at everything as a blessing. This means the good and the bad. If you didn’t get the job you wanted, be thankful that the right job is out there and coming to you soon. If something doesn’t go the way you wanted, be thankful for the experience anyways.
There is so much more going on than we don’t see. And it’s sometimes it’s just that which opens us to the greatest opportunities. So begin to be thankful for everything in your life, and you’ll soon find a serious shift in your spiritual essence.
- Create a Morning Ritual to Start Your Day
The way we start the day has everything to do with how the rest of our day plays out. It sets our mood and creates our energy for what’s to come. Creating a morning ritual that helps us to become tuned in spiritually before we start each day will lead not only to greater spiritual fulfilment, but to more balance, focus, and peace of mind.
Rather than getting up each morning and having your feet hit the floor running, take time to relish in those first moments of the day before even leaving your bed. Become aware that you’re waking up, and realize that’s the only thing you have to do at that moment. The day isn’t going anywhere and thinking of everything you have to do can wait. Extend gratitude for the possibility each new day holds and know that every day is filled with limitless opportunity.
If you drink coffee or tea, make it a moment in the day that is resonate with mindfulness. Savor each sip and stay mindful in that moment. The mornings are one of the quietest times of the day offer the perfect moment to meditate. Making a habit to sit with your breath each morning for just five minutes can truly revolutionize your life.
- Find What Resonates with You
There’s no one size fits all when it comes to spirituality and embracing a more spiritually minded lifestyle. Not all of us are going to resonate with that local yoga class, just like we’re all not going to want to sit and listen to lectures by Deepak Chopra.
Spirituality is just as individual as we all are. This is why finding what resonates with you can help you lead a more spiritually fulfilling life. Maybe you feel that connection to the divine when you’re surfing, or perhaps it’s knitting a scarf that puts you in a Zen state of mind. Maybe it’s Tai Chi or playing the piano or guitar.
Whatever it is that resonates with you…keep it. And make it a part of your daily existence. There is nothing that can make us feel more spiritually fulfilled that by doing something that we love. Find your passion, and embrace it with everything you have.
- Incorporate a Meditative State into Everything You Do
We all know that meditation is really, really good for us, but the thought of sitting down and focusing on our breath each day can be a daunting task indeed. The thing is, to meditate more we don’t need to sit down on a cushion or blanket each day and pay mind to our breath.
There are a numerous different types of meditation, and they don’t all involve the picture we hold in our minds of someone sitting down in a cross-legged position with their eyes closed. You can honestly turn any moment into an opportunity to meditate, and when you do you’ll find that even the most mundane moments can be filled with meaning.
Begin to bring a mindful awareness to everything you do. When walking begin focus on your breath rather than the incessant thoughts that tend to fill you head. Become present while bathing, doing the dishes, and walking the dog.
Try to become conscious of what you’re doing in the moment instead of letting your mind run away with thoughts of what you have to do later or something that happened yesterday. By incorporating a meditative state into the little things we do each day, we become closer to the realization that spirituality can be found in everything around us.
- Read Inspiring Books & Watch Spiritually Minded Movies and Videos
We have a conscious choice of what we choose to entertain our minds. If you’re looking to create a more spiritually minded life that resonates with meaning, you might think about choosing to read the books written by some of the greatest spiritual thinkers of all time. If you’re walking the spiritual path, the following books have helped countless others take a few steps closer to understanding and enlightenment:
- The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
- The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle)
- The Power of Intention (Wayne Dyer)
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
- The Bhagavad Gita
- Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
- The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
There’s also countless documentaries and videos that offer spiritual insight. The next time you’re browsing Netflix or YouTube, why not check out some spiritual documentaries or videos? There’s quite a few to choose from that resonate with spiritual thought and ideology.
Living a more spiritual fulfilling life doesn’t mean you have to quit your job, get rid of all your possessions, and go meditate in a cave. It’s all about where you are right now. You are uniquely individual…and so is your spirituality. When you embrace the things you love and intentionally focus on incorporating more spiritual practice and knowledge into your life, you’ll soon feel the connection we’re all inherently seeking.
Enjoy the journey.