Spirituality is about finding your true self. It is about finding the real “I” in the “I am”. It is not about looking for something that is outside of you, or something up there. It is about looking inside yourself to find out who you really are.
The search for spirituality is the search for the truth; finding that which we can feel but can’t explain, or that which we know but don’t understand. No matter how intelligent we are, our minds cannot comprehend the totality of that which is one and everything at the same time. Through our minds, we can only see ourselves as one, and then everything and everyone else as something different.
That is why it is difficult to explain or understand through words. Our language, culture, and education focus on separateness. We are taught to compare ourselves with others or to compare one thing with another. From childhood, we are taught to see things or people as separate objects. Everything is given a name, a label, or a function and after that, children are taught ownership so things are references as mine, yours, his or hers. That how egos are born.
Once our false sense of self takes root, our ego is reinforced through our thoughts. We then start identifying with things and people we like or dislike. We create an identity for ourselves, and we keep close to those people who think like us, which only reinforces our beliefs on who we think we are.
That identification with the ego is the biggest source of fear, greed, hate, jealousy, and resentment. Ego is like a black hole of the soul. No amount of possessions or pleasure is ever enough. Most people spend their entire lives trying to fill that black hole.
Only when you realize your true nature, can you be free from fear and suffering. Without fear, we open our hearts and minds to the world to see the beauty of life in everything. Without suffering, we feel true love.
Even if somehow you understand intellectually the essence of it, you will not know it until you can feel it with every part of your being. One way to achieve that is to embark on the journey of self-discovery.
Understanding your true nature doesn’t take away your humanity. It enhances it.
Your purpose is happiness and love. I’m not talking about romantic love. I’m talking about love for everything and everyone. Love for life itself.
One who associates happiness with possessions will never find true happiness.
One who only loves with condition to being loved in return will never feel real love.
While going through difficult times, like the one that the world is experiencing at the moment, it is easy for people to question their beliefs and spirituality. In itself, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it encourages you to look into your own true nature. In these times of spiritual uncertainty and confusion, it can help to find direction and meaning within your own personal beliefs. Sometimes just having someone to talk with can be helpful to understand your own heart and ideas on spirituality. To that effect, coaching and spiritual counselling services are available upon request.