Are you spiritually enlightened? Do you feel you know everything you need to know about yourself on an emotional and spiritual level?
In our current climate of advanced technology, high pressure and fast paced lifestyles, it’s very commonplace not to take care of our spiritual emotional selves.
We are all planning the next phase of our lives, either at work for our career development or focusing on what our next course of action is. In our personal lives, we can be constantly looking ahead, planning a trip, how to spend Christmas, our children’s education - what school or university are they going to next, even the weekly shopping in advance. This all leads to us to never taking time to live in the present.
When did you last just sit and do nothing, to take in your surroundings, observe and enjoy nature or just watch the world go by? Maybe you only do this when you are on holiday, but even then you might be catching up on your reading or planning activities or places of interest to visit.
The only way you can truly connect with your inner self is to sit and do nothing and see where it takes you. If you are able to meditate, this is a very good practice to clear your mind and neutralise your thoughts. It’s not always easy to meditate as quite often your head is so full of thoughts and unfulfilled actions, but techniques can be learnt to help clear your mind, with deep breathing exercises that place you in the right physical state for your mind to respond.
We all take the time and money to look after other areas of our lives, gaining satisfaction from acquiring material possessions, wealth and exercising our physical self, but few take the time to exercise their minds. Once you start to do this, you will find that through self-awareness and connecting with your emotional and spiritual state, it may lead you to greater things than you have never experienced before.
On your journey through life, you will experience situations that make you feel angry, upset or bad about yourself, but what you have to remember is that you are in control of your feelings and YOU are allowing negative situations or people to make you feel like this. You may not be able to control the situation but you CAN control how you feel or react to it. Reacting in a negative way will ultimately just make you feel worse.
Be the bigger person and always ignore or walk away from negativity. Otherwise the only person you will be harming is yourself. This is not always easy to do, especially if feel vengeful or aggrieved with someone or a situation, but in the long term you will feel better about yourself. Remember, once something has been said or acted upon, you can’t take it back. Also, if you react badly, you are promoting a pattern of negative behaviour which will be repeated again and again.
There is so much negativity projected in our world today, we have lost sight of the things that really matter – caring for one another, family and friends. Spending time with the people we love, respect and admire. Shroud yourself with positivity, with people and surroundings that make you feel good as a human being on an emotional level.
To help you on your journey of self-discovery towards spiritual enlightenment and fulfilment, call one of our experienced Readers at TheCircle.
PUBLISHED: 3 November 2014