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LIVING THE GOOD LIFE: EIGHT SIMPLE STEPS TOWARDS SPIRITUAL GROWTH

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE: EIGHT SIMPLE STEPS TOWARDS SPIRITUAL GROWTH 4

With alarming news bombarding us every day: worldwide catastrophic events, illness, poverty, mental illness, death...how do we get to live a stress-free life? How do we make our life feel happy and fulfilled?

 

STEPS TO LIVING A HAPPY AND CONTENT LIFE

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Research shows that connecting with our innermost beliefs as well as actively seeking spiritual growth can help improve our quality of life.  

 

Here are eight simple steps to consider: 

 

1.SEARCH FOR INNER BELIEFS

Before engaging ourselves in seeking spiritual growth it would be wise to actually know what our beliefs are.

For some of us the answers to questions about own beliefs are easy to find. But for most people, the search for "core beliefs" or "spiritual truths" is often a long and challenging pathway.

Knowing your own beliefs will bring you closer to your inner self. It will elevate your spirit and make you feel fulfilled. 

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2.CONTEMPLATE ON YOUR ACTIONS

The beliefs you have discovered within yourself should also reflect in your actions.

Have you taken time to pray, or meditate, or sit in solitude today?

Have you engaged in an act of knowledge? Or an act of kindness?

These are the types of questions you might want to ask yourself during periods of self-reflection.

The easiest way to acquire personal spiritual growth is to take a moment and reflect: is this the kind of life I want to live? Is this the kind of life that makes me happy or at peace? Are my actions reflecting my own beliefs?

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3.SHOW COMPASSION

A deep connection with your own spirit can be achieved by empathizing with other people's pain.

Showing compassion and willingness to help others in their need makes us better people. 

As the Dalai Lama says, "Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek".

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4.PROMOTE PEACE

Once you have attuned your actions to your spiritual beliefs, the pathway to inner peace and personal fulfillment becomes wide open.

It's you who can choose to understand, look beyond revenge and forgive, accept, emphatise, feel good about yourself and build hope.

Always remember that at any point in life you can make a choice. It's up to you what kind of choice you want to make. Consider peace and positive action first.

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5.SEARCH FOR SOUL MATES

Spiritual growth often relies on the people we surround ourselves with. 

Search for the people who raise you up; the people who encourage you on your endeavours to become a better person; the people who, like you, promote good and positive action and actively search to make a difference.

No man is an island. Choose the people you want to share your spiritual growth with.

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6.BE THANKFUL

Showing gratitude is the essence of your happiness.

There are always little things to feel thankful for; a new day, the sunrise, a memory, a smile, a hope.

There is no spiritual gathering within ourselves without being thankful for what we are, what we have, and what we can become.

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7.BE TOLERANT

Evolution has taught us that no two people are the same. Our beliefs, behaviours, preferences, or hopes will always stand differently from one another.

Tolerance will teach us that, by accepting the discrepancies between us as humans, we can grow into better people. 

Tolerance is the key to inner peace, self acceptance and trust in our personal kindness.

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8.QUIET THE MIND 

Whether you call it prayer, meditation, or quiet solitude, it is a golden opportunity to allow your thoughts to rest in silence.

Cutting out the relentless noise of the outside world and focusing on the inner peace of our soul are golden opportunities to grow spiritually.

Spirituality is so much an act of inner peace and acceptance, it is only a moment of silence it needs in order to grow and flourish.

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