Spirituality…What Does it Mean to You?

Many people believe that we are simply spiritual beings having a human experience. Where do you stand on spirituality?

Personal faith, like food, comes in all forms. Maybe your idea of spirituality is finding solace on a long walk where you feel connected to nature, or perhaps you connect to your local yoga community for a spiritual outlet. There are countless ways to develop your personal faith, and it’s important to remember that we are all connected in the matrix of life.

Consider the last time you found yourself eating an entire bag of chips or cookies – what was the reason? Often we eat not because of hunger or stress, but due to pure boredom or restlessness. Cravings for crunchy foods in particular signal a restless mind. If these emotions resonate with you, perhaps you are unfulfilled due to a lack of spirituality in your life.

TRY THIS EXERCISE

Could your spiritual side use some extra attention? Allow yourself a few minutes and begin by asking yourself these questions:

  • Who am I?
  • What do I want?
  • What contribution do I want to make to the world?
  • What is my story?

If you feel these questions are broad, you’re right! The intention is to internally expand on your answers during meditation. Each time you ask yourself one of these questions, pay attention to how you feel and see if you can find deeper meaning in your answers.

Do your cravings decrease the more you connect to your spirituality?

If you enjoy meditating, be sure to schedule times for regular reflection in your planner. Even deep breathing is a great tool – I tell my clients it can apply to almost any scenario. Simply close your eyes, breathe slowly and deeply until you feel calm and in control. You’ll be amazed at how effective it can be!

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