A spiritual person is concerned with the sacred, religious, and divine matters. It’s about feeling connected to something bigger than ourselves and seeking a purpose in life that gives meaning. It’s also about coping with the stresses of modern life and having a hope that is stronger than despair.
For some, spirituality is associated with the New Age movement, healing, psychic powers, Astrology and the paranormal. For others, it can mean meditation, yoga or the expansion of consciousness. For most, though, it’s about finding a way to live more connected to our soul, and that can include the things we do, say and think.
Some of the most common ways people act spiritually are on a family or community level, such as advocating for justice, resolving conflict, or showing hospitality. It can also be about serving others on a global scale, such as feeding the hungry or working towards social reform.
Other spiritual acts can be less obvious – such as learning to forgive, or avoiding actions that may harm the environment. The key to spirituality is that it comes from a deeper part of us, and we have to consciously choose to engage with this. Otherwise, we might just be acting out of habit or a desire to achieve short-term results. That’s why it’s so important to ask yourself why you want to have a spiritual path, and how committed you really are to walking that path. This will help you to avoid confusion and frustration as you grow and transform.