Say the words ‘spiritual journey’ and sit back to witness the kinds of responses (or facial expressions) you will get back!
You may or may not consider yourself spiritual, or maybe you really haven’t thought about it too much. And if you are spiritual, how do you express that in your life? I would put money on one thing – that if you haven’t thought it was important to you, once you are faced with a life-challenging situation, such as serious health issue or the death of someone important to you, you probably will start thinking more seriously about the gift of human life.
I have found in talking to people that ‘being spiritual’ can mean a variety of things. Some say ‘I consider myself spiritual but not religious’, and some say their spirituality comes from their religious beliefs. Some talk about their soul’s experience in this lifetime. Some people glaze over or try to mask their discomfort when the word ‘spiritual’ is said. Some people just don’t know.
How does one ‘start’ a spiritual journey? What is a spiritual journey? Why would someone want to do this?
These are good questions, and if you happen to be someone who is at this point in your life – curious, interested, but unsure – do not fret over it, but approach it with wonder and exploration. Know that everyone’s journey is unique. There are unlimited ways to explore your path. Be careful not to make a judgment about a spiritual path because maybe you’ve talked to some people and have made assumptions about what it is. You can make it your own.
To me, the simplest way I describe my journey is being awake and aware (not living life in auto-pilot), and living life with intention. I exploring my life’s purpose, and choose how to live my life every day that speaks to this purpose. I am not perfect, and I have unlimited opportunities to grow and learn.
This is obviously a huge subject, but in my view, an important one.
So now I ask, what is your spiritual journey?