We tend to talk about spirituality a lot, but what do we actually mean? In some cases, it’s a reference to your soul or your own inner being. It’s that part of you that is independent of your physical existence: the essence of your you-ness and the guiding light that motivates you to be better. If you find yourself on the wrong path – like so many of us do from time to time – spiritual transformation is your route back to happiness, contentment, and fulfillment in life.
In the modern era, people are taking their spirituality into their own hands. Today, we’re more likely to search for our own answers to spiritual questions than to try to use religion to explain those things that trouble us. The best part is that there are so many ways to actually explore your own spirituality; you can try as many methods as you like in order to find the one that works the best for you. So long as you are devoting time to developing yourself as a person, you’re sure to feel the inspired as you lead your purposeful life.
What are some of the most common spiritual practises? The following activities can help you to get in touch with your own spirituality:
• Prayer. The act of prayer is common to many of the major religions around the world, which can be done communally or individually. When you pray, you are trying to converse to some greater power or deity, and your words may remain silent in your head, they may be spoken out loud, or they may be sung or chanted. Prayers can take the form of requests for guidance, praise and worship, confession of sinful acts, or expressions of gratitude.
• Yoga. Yoga was originally sourced from Hinduism, but since its ancient origins it hasbeen incorporated into Eastern religions including Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. It has also spread throughout the west as a tenet of new age spirituality. Yoga connects the body, mind, and spirit through specific postures.
• Meditation. Meditation is the cultivation of the mind and it is also a main tenet of many Eastern religions. However, meditation is now being practised all over the world by people who are looking to put an end to their mental unrest, feel real happiness, and find inner Stillness. The incredible popularity of meditation is probably due to the fact that it’s a flexible practise that can be practised pretty much anywhere. The individual need only be committed to the goal of achieving spiritual transformation.
Other spiritual practises include vegetarianism, spending time outdoors, fasting, pilgrimages, and attending religious ceremonies. But how do these practises actually change you for the better?
How Spiritual Practises Can Change You
Perhaps you’ve tried praying, practising yoga, or meditating, with little or no success. Don’t be afraid to admit it if you’ve been intrigued by one or more of the above-mentioned spiritual practises, but never really saw results you expected. Well, the truth about nourishing your spirituality through these activities is that the changes you see in yourself won’t happen overnight. It takes repeated effort in the long-term to really see yourself being spiritually transformed. Once you are committed to your goal of making a change in your life, it can’t hurt to access the resources that are available to you.
Stillness is a meditation-based practice that helps people to cultivate and nourish their own sense of spirituality. It’s based on a practical approach to spiritual transformation in the twenty-first century; one that accepts that we live in a fast-paced world where it’s hard to slow down, even for a moment. Stillness can help you to find that sense of inner peace through access to your very own personalized Stillness Sound. When you use a Stillness Sound to help you meditate, pray, or relax, you will be instantly transported to a state of being that is an expression of your own inner essence – and there it is entirely possible to attain bliss. To find out more about how to bring more stillness to your life below with these 3 free videos: