There is so much you can do to foster spiritual growth. Even if you feel there’s more to life than what there is now, maybe you haven’t considered spirituality as part of that journey. This looks differently to different people. Spirituality involves being able to enjoy who you are and where you are in the moment. Here are some tips if you are looking to support your inner spiritual growth in recovery.
Many spiritual seekers take up meditation in order to get in touch with their inner self. To meditate is to sit quietly, focused on the present moment. Breathwork is key in meditation. It is a discipline that helps quiet the mind. If you start just five minutes per day and increase it, you may find you can go for hours and sit in silence while quieting your mind. Most spiritual seekers and those who practice daily do it for 15 to 30 minutes at a time on average.
Inspire yourself by reading books on spirituality. Many people have written broadly on this topic and share their personal stories. As you learn some tips and techniques, try them out to see what works for you.
Often if you connect to spirituality within yourself, it can feel like a solitary experience. By joining others on the same path you can feel more connected to a spiritual journey. You may get tips you otherwise might not arrive at on your own terms. It is always more engaging to meet like-minded people on the journey.
Whether it is spiritual teaching, a center, or conference, it is a great idea to get out there and attend gatherings. Many people find it helps to do this when remembering they are not alone in their experiences. Finding ways of connecting to others at gatherings can build a sense of self-connection for the experience as well.
Getting outside is one of the best ways to pursue a personal sense of spirituality. Quiet your mind and enjoy the beauty of creation right outside your doorstep. It is everywhere you look, even in the small things. Many people report this makes the decision much easier to follow a spiritual path if they can be outside. This is a journey, not a destination. The more you go forward, the further ahead you will be from where you are right now. Don’t be afraid to journey daily with yourself. It is a journey that brings you closer to yourself and supports your journey of recovery every step you take.
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