My definition of Spirituality is finding my own answers for inner content and happiness by self discovery.
For me it does not involve a particular religion, I respect every religions points of view but for me i have never found a religion that sits totally comfortable for me, every religion has parts that I 100% agree with but also other parts which I disagree with. I do believe there is a God , a Creator, a Universal energy but I also believe that God or the Creator wants us each to be happy and content and does not need to lay down rules to “rule” us by. The “God” I believe in would not turn his back on anyone who didn’t believe or who didn’t pray or attend church or who has fallen off the wagon, been misled or who has strayed from the path of goodness.
I believe its about finding your own individual path and purpose in life. It involves continual personal development, contemplation, meditation and prayer. All of these have led me to a connectiveness with a larger reality and is a continuous process. It has led me to have a feeling of deep inner calm and a deeper understanding of many things (including relationships, nature, and people in general amongst other things) which is hopefully making me a better and more understanding and compassionate person.
Its about values, practices and attitudes, for me its about a whole approach to my life, looking after and feeding my body, my mind and my spirit/soul and into this equation comes using natural products and protecting and building our immune systems against the many chemicals which are in everyday products and foods. Its about making our minds stronger and healthier and having a mindset that evokes Love and compassion and understanding rather than negative emotions such as jealousy, anger and making war. Its also about looking at our lifestyle and making sure we have time for contemplation, to get to know and understand our inner being, to learn about our Ego which rules most of our lives and jumps in and makes us respond to situations that afterwards we look back and regret.
My journey so far has been learning new things and also rediscovering things that once rediscovered I realise that I did already know that but had somehow forgotten. Many people call this “an Awakening”. Once that inner being starts to awaken wonderful things start to happen. Perhaps meaningful coincidences start happening or as I believe synchronicities, life takes on a new and fulfilling meaning. I personally have found its an ongoing journey and the further you travel down the path the more opportunities present themselves and I find this very exciting.
Its not all plain sailing, in fact sometimes it can be quite challenging but each step opens us up a bit more and as exciting or challenging it may get I still have that deep inner calm of knowing that its part of my journey.