What is Being Spiritual?
Articles By J Finnis
Well, surprising as it may seem, you already are Spiritual. Be you saint or sinner, capitalist or communist, all-round good guy or local weirdo, you can't help be anything but. The entire physical universe, and everything that's in it, including all humanity, is a manifestation of Spirit, a tiny part of a great adventure. Born into this condition that we might get the chance to co-exist as an individual alongside other individuals, facing the kind of challenges that life presents.
Of course, when we come here our knowledge of our true essence is hidden. After all, who in their right mind would choose the trials and tribulations of planet earth compared to the pure bliss of simply being? But it's those same bumps in the road that remind us of our real nature and prompt the journey of rediscovery that is Spirituality. That you're even reading this is a sign that you're personal journey has begun.
Being Spiritual doesn't mean abandoning your worldly possessions and sitting semi-naked beneath a tree in permanent meditation. It doesn't mean being perfection incarnate, as humans we are all flawed, and our purpose is trying to make the best of the incomplete hand we've been dealt.
Being Spiritual does mean acknowledging that we're already a small piece of Spirit incarnate, and trying to understand more about what this means. It does mean recognizing that, as such, we're more connected to those around us than separated from them.
Being Spiritual means accepting responsibility for our actions, and even our thoughts, conducted under our free will. Knowing that actions and thoughts, like pebbles thrown into a pool, create ripples that spread out into eternity. We are but small cogs in an infinitely complex machine, but each having a small but significant effect upon the whole.
Through our thoughts and actions we can each make the world a little better, or a little worse. We can each help, or hinder, human - and thus Spiritual - evolution. Being Spiritual is simply adopting this awareness and choosing to consciously act accordingly.
Johnny is the editor of new age spirituality - exploring the idea that this life, this world, is not the totality of our existence. In fact, it might be just one small part of something much bigger, just one tiny step along an infinite journey... Have your say on our forum the hang out and blog A Spiritual Voice
About J Finnis
Johnny is the editor of new age spirituality - exploring the idea that this life, this world, is not the totality of our existence. In fact, it might be just one small part of something much bigger, just one tiny step along an infinite journey... Johnny also writes on Spiritual Self Help, Personal Money Management, and Educational Technology - http://new-age-spirituality.com/
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