What is spirituality? Spirituality, in essence, is self-realization. It’s the path and practice of learning who we really are — not who we imagine ourselves to be.
And yet, our modern world doesn’t want to understand what true spirituality is. Most people think they are content with material possessions and the constant up and down roller coaster of life. But is that really more fulfilling?
Here’s why it’s more important than most people realize.
1) It Brings More Happiness
Most people think that happiness comes from material things — a great lifestyle, free time, and personal success. And sure, for a time they do. But it never lasts. This is why spirituality is SO key to lasting happiness. Inner connection to the Divine brings peace and contentment that nothing else can…and it will never fade.
2) It Brings True Fulfillment
Everyone is looking for a purpose. We go our whole lives trying to find it. But the truth is we will inevitably be let down until we realize the Self. Meditation, nature, exploration, creativity, and mindfulness all spring from this source. At the end of the day, all forms will pass with time and therefore cannot fulfill you. But when you get in touch with the part of yourself that does not pass with time, you will step into the richness of life for the first time.
3) It Makes You Better
Deep down, pretty much everyone wants to be the best version of themselves. But that doesn’t come about naturally or easily. Personal transformation requires practice and lots of introspection. That means you need to make yourself a priority. When you make yourself a priority, you start to learn and discover things about yourself that otherwise would have went unnoticed. Becoming a better version of a human being is simply a consequence of pursuing spirituality. You can’t help but evolve into something greater.
4) It Helps You See the Big Picture
We weren’t just meant to pay bills and have a family and die. You were meant to do something bigger. We all are. When you start to get more still, you begin to feel connected to everything in a new way. Once you start feeling this on an intuitive level, life begins to change for you. Perspective is everything!
5) It Changes Your Perception
It may seem strange to say, but who we consider “us” — our beliefs, personality, thoughts, opinions, achievements — is nothing more than a mirage. It’s a false version of who we really are inside. When you start diving deep into your spiritual nature, you begin to notice how your sense of identity shifts. You’re stepping outside of yourself and witnessing your mind in a new way.
You’re dropping the story of who you think you are, and finding what you REALLY are.
All of this is why it’s so important to find that spiritual side of yourself. It gives focus and strength like nothing else can. It shows us the reality of things, rather than what we think they should be.
So why not try it? Countless people before modern history and the present day can attest to the life-changing practice of spirituality.