Are you someone who wonders what all the fuss is about?
When I say ‘spirituality’, this is vastly different to religion. Worlds away.
The idea of spirituality encourages freedom of thought and action by following your own unique path to understanding life and forging a way to happiness. Religion usually encourages one to follow rules.
“Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere
and does not know where to go.”
Georges Gurdjieff (Influential spiritual teacher of early 20th century 1866 – 1949)
Why Do So Many People Still Struggle to Make Sense of Their Life
A strong spiritual “muscle” makes it easier for you to have a happy life.
Your spiritual muscle turns life’s confusions into clarity, and the darkness into light. And once you have clarity and light, you have greater confidence; something you’ll always keep.
For many their spiritual muscle is sluggish and under developed.
You’ve heard the term “use it or lose it”, the more you exercise a muscle the stronger it gets. It is the same with your spiritual muscle.
How do You Strengthen Your Spiritual Muscle?
All it takes to start is to put in a little effort to acquire knowledge about life.
While it is most helpful for you to learn about how life works, how thought works, the brain, body, emotions etc, if that doesn’t yet appeal, then start by acquiring any knowledge that is new to you.
“Life” after all is everything, so your topic can be anything.
The idea is to get yourself to open to new ideas and acquire new knowledge.
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”
Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)
How do You Acquire Knowledge?
You may have found yourself wondering how something works, how to develop your skill in a certain part of your life, or to explore a new hobby.
If so follow-up on it.
Otherwise discuss ideas with a friend or choose a moment to contemplate.
If it’s hard to find time to contemplate, use moments such as before you get out of your car at home. Sit there for a few minutes pondering life.
Effort? Uh Oh.
As with exercising your body, you need a little effort to exercise your spiritual muscle.
If it’s been underutilized it will probably need a little coaxing and this is normal.
Stick with it. The rewards are HUGE, so it’s worth doing.
“Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”
The first step is the hardest but the good news is that the spiritual muscle has hidden secrets. Continue reading “Why Acquiring Knowledge Gives You Confidence and a Happier Life”