This is Part 5 in the series ‘Is your partner with you on your spiritual journey?’. This post: How about when you don’t have a partner?
- Part 1 – Initiating the subject with your partner
- Part 2 – When your partner joins you
- Part 3 – When your partner is indifferent
- Part 4 – When you partner rejects it
- Part 5 – When you don’t have a partner (this post)
This topic is a simpler one. When you are in the situation of not having a partner, and want to pursue your spiritual growth, what do you do?
* * * Go for it! * * * That’s what you do!
There are so many ways to grow. Here are some ideas:
- Try out different community groups, meetup groups and events – whether it’s for meditation, listening to a speaker or attending a workshop, there are so many activities out there in the world to try. The key is to keep an open mind, go with no expectations or pre-judgments and allow yourself to explore, learn and be opened.
- Do not make a generalization based on one event. Sometimes a particular event may not be right for you, maybe you interact with people that you don’t like, but do not let this close your mind. For instance, not all meditation courses or sitting groups are the same. If you go to one that makes you feel uncomfortable, try another one.
- Seek out like-minded people. Broach conversations with people to discover what similar interests and beliefs they may share with you. Having a coffee or talking a walk with like-minded people is invigorating. You will find the conversation can go on for hours.
When I was younger, I did not have the benefit of understanding how to seek out like-minded people or how to go about expanding my spiritual interests. Not only didn’t I understand how to go about this, I also did not have the self-awareness to realize this was an area of interest for me. But I think it was life’s hard knocks and maturing that gave me the insight to realize what I wanted to explore.
If you are seeking to find a partner, what a great opportunity to get out there to interact with like-minded people; maybe you will find someone who wants company on their spiritual path too.
This concludes the 5 part series about spirituality and partnerships. I hope you enjoyed reading them.