The Nurturing of your Spiritual Side

I’m not going to delve into the definition of Spiritual or Spirituality here. That’s totally up to you to decide what that means for you. What I will say is that it needs to be nurtured on a regular basis too.

I do often hear people worry that they aren’t spiritual enough or aren’t doing it “right”. Like they must spend X number of hours per week in church or a certain amount of time sitting daily on the floor meditating, and making darn sure their mind is clear of all thoughts or they’re doing it wrong.

Here’s one thing I’ve learned and have decided is true. You can’t do it wrong. Spirituality is personal just like everything else. There’s a balance and a rhythm to it. Just because you don’t eat all the healthiest foods every day, or exercise every time you think you should, or aren’t getting all the sleep you need at night, your spiritual practice will be the same.

Some days you get it in. Some days you won’t. Some days you’ll feel like spending time out in nature, others you spend in yoga, some you spend creating amazing paintings, some you pray, or (insert your favorite spiritual practice). And it can change. What works for you now might not work for you in 5 years. Or it might not even work for you a week from now. That’s how we humans are, we shift and change. Our spiritual practices need to shift and change with us.

One of the simplest spiritual practices I know, that has been passed down for centuries, is to give gratitude. Just the simple act of giving gratitude for what you have in your life can be more than enough. Some days, that’s all I do.

If whatever you do makes you feel more connected to yourself, others, the earth, or the Divine, then I’d say you’ve got a spiritual practice. Nurture it whenever and however you’d like.

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