Clarify Your Spiritual Values and Express Your Energy More Clearly
In the modern, science-driven world, many professionals have difficulty with the subject of spirituality. Logic and facts are revered. The unexplainable is often dismissed. Yet is there really a disconnect between a person being logical and, at the same time, having spiritual values, beliefs, faith, and trust? Not at all. All are necessary for a harmonious whole.
Spiritual values give context to your life. It isn’t necessarily connected to a specific belief system or religious worship. Instead, it springs from your connection with yourself, with others, and the development of your personal value system. It is your search for meaning in your life. Spirituality is the work you do inside of yourself every day.
When you’re spiritually starved, your life is out of balance. You’ll make bad decisions and feel lonely and lost. You won’t know who you are, what your purpose is, where you’re going and how you’re going to get there in a way that leaves you feeling at peace, not conflicted.
Your spirituality is your true essence. Ask yourself the following questions to begin assessing what your spiritual values are…
Can I relinquish control over the outcome? In the grand scheme of things, we have very little control – from when and where we were born to how and when we’ll die. Learning to be in the moment, accepting it as it really is, knowing you don’t have to be in control, that no matter what happens, it will work out exactly as it should in the end takes a huge weight off of your shoulders.
Do I recognize there’s something greater than me? The world is full of miracles beyond human control – the birth of a baby, the instinctive wisdom in the migrating butterflies and birds, or the cycles that renew life on this planet. You are a unique miracle. When you open your eyes to your talents and how you can use them for the good of others, you’ll discover the flexibility to play an integral part of something amazing.
Am I filled with awe and reverence and at the same time a feeling of oneness with the Universe, Great Spirit, the Divine or God? However you think of the higher power, you no doubt want to feel that connection so you know you’re never alone, no matter what’s happening in life. When you make a daily habit of expressing gratitude to this power, you’ll attain a greater sense of connection, belonging and love.
What spiritual values do you admire in others that lead them to being very successful? We need each other. And learning to connect with others on a deeper level is an essential step in our spiritual development. It adds meaning to life. Compassion, gratitude and generosity are universal values that serve the greater good. And when you live a life of service, your purpose will clearly unfold before your eyes as you naturally devote your energy to what’s important instead of wasting it on the unimportant.
Keeping your heart open to accepting and loving yourself and others is the key to maintaining a consistent spiritual connection. When we keep ourselves too busy to consider the purpose of our existence, our lives cease to have meaning. It’s only when we fully accept the reality of our mortality that we begin to live. At this point we begin to learn about the spiritual dimension, which is so vital for identifying the things that really matter in life.
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