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10 Tips for Spiritual Growth

10 Tips for Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth is the process of inner awakening, and becoming conscious of our inner being. It means the rising of the consciousness beyond the ordinary existence, and awakening to some Universal truths. It means going beyond the mind and the ego and realizing who you really are. Spiritual growth is a process of shedding our wrong and unreal conceptions, thoughts, beliefs and ideas, and becoming more conscious and aware of our inner being. This process uncovers the inner spirit that is always present, but hidden beyond the ego-personality. Spiritual growth is of great importance for everyone, not only for people who seek spiritual enlightenment and choose to live in far away or secluded places. Spiritual growth is the basis for a better and more harmonious life for everyone, a life free of tension, fear and anxiety.

By discovering who we really are we take a different approach to life. We learn not to let outer circumstances influence our inner being and state of mind. We manifest composure and detachment, and we develop inner power and strength, all of which are very useful and important tools. Spiritual growth is not a means for escaping from responsibilities, behaving strangely and becoming an impractical person. It is a method of growing and becoming a stronger, happier and a more responsible person.

You can walk on the path of spiritual growth, and at the same time live the same kind of life as everyone else. You do not have to live a secluded life in some faraway place. You can raise a family, work or run a business, and yet at the same time engage in practices that lead to inner growth.

A balanced life requires that we take care not only of the necessities of the body, feelings and mind, but also of the spirit, and this is the role of spiritual growth.

10 tips for spiritual growth:

1. Read spiritual and uplifting books. Think about what you read, and find out how you can use the information in your life.

2. Meditate for at least 15 minutes every day. If you do not know how to meditate, it is easy to find books, websites or teachers who can teach you meditation.

3. Learn to make your mind quiet through concentration exercises and meditation.

4. Acknowledge the fact that you are a spirit with a physical body, not a physical body with a spirit. If you can really accept this idea, it will change your attitude towards many things in your life.

5. Look into yourself and into your mind, try to find out what is it that makes you feel conscious and alive.

6. Think positive. If you find yourself thinking negatively, immediately switch to thinking positively. Be in control of what enters your mind. Open the door for the positive and close it for the negative.

7. Develop the happiness habit, by always looking at the bright side of life and endeavoring to be happy. Happiness comes from within. Do not let your outer circumstances decide your happiness for you.

8. Exercise often your will power and decision making ability. This strengthens you and gives you control over your mind.

9. Thank the Universe for everything that you get.

10. Develop tolerance, patience, tact and consideration for others.

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By Remez Sasson, Contributor to Intuition & Symbols on AllThingsHealing.com

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2:49PM PST on Jan 18, 2013

Excellent advice. I especially agree that meditation is a vital part of spiritual growth and awakening. Adding to my my knowledge is also something that I do. Recently I just finished George Makris's novel, "Quest for the Lost Name," in which the main character must go through personal growth and transformation. The book is so well done and inspiring that I highly recommend it. You can find the author's website here: http://questforthelostname.com/

8:31PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Than.q

2:44AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Let's reserve time for thinking

8:32PM PST on Dec 28, 2012

i believe spiritual growth for me has come from learning from past mistakes-i look back at those mistakes and learn a lesson from them and hopefully do my best not to repeat them

9:06AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Beautiful and useful article. Thanks

12:25PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

noted thanks for the article:)

3:30AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

nice article, thanks

12:06PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

I become seriously ill in my early twenties -- to the point where I could no longer work, had to give up my apartment and move back home, etc. I was, understandably, extremely angry and bitter. All my friends were happily moving forward, getting married, having babies, launching careers, and it was all I could do to get out of bed in the morning. But after a time, I found that my illness had made me more spiritual, more introspective -- I started looking at the world in a diffferent light. It's now a decade later, and I find that I'm still operating under the principles I seem to have acquired during the darkest period of my life.

12:03PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

Thanks

4:48AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Good article, thanks. I'd like to give meditation a try but I'm not the most patient person in the world so I need a book or website along the lines of 'speed meditation for dummies' ;)

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