Thursday, February 21, 2013

The 12 Symptoms of a Spiritual Awakening

Healthy Thursday:
 
I came across a blog post in Psychology Today, (one of my favorite sites, but now I can't find the link) that made me wonder, "could be getting closer to experiencing a Spiritual Awakening...?"
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Someone, obviously, came up with and that person is unknown. Everyone seems to be writing about it, just Google it for yourself.

 Just looking at these signs makes me feel that I am on the right path. For the past months--couple of years, I've been working really hard to letting things go and let people be who they are. I've been working on being less judgmental and more accepting of myself. I've discovered that when I practice loving kindness to myself I am able to better treat others, be less judgmental and more accepting.

 

So how do we come closer to experiencing a Spiritual Awakening? Well, for starters, by following 'The 12 Stops' from the picture below can help guide us in the right direction.
 
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Twelve things to work out at once seems like a lot, right? Try one thing on the list today, for the next 2 days or a whole week, then you can move forward to the next. 

So, what is stopping us from living and loving freely? The only barrier is: ourselves. Our mind is so powerful and it can take us to places we don't want. Likewise, when we learn to master it, our mind can take us to places we never imagined. Our mind is the creator of our habits. 
 
  I am talking about being self-aware. My definition of self-awareness is the ability to be in touch with our emotions, thoughts and behaviors and act accordingly. We all have the ability to do this, but it requires a lot of work. One has to work at it each day. Once you got it, once you get a sense of what that feels like you learn about your weaknesses, appreciate your strengths, find your passion(s), and know that what you give to the world is what you receive. 


The more I detach myself from my ego, the more I learn about myself and I love who I find (the real me). My self-awareness allows me to  connect with people at  deeper levels. It's so amazing. I love looking into people's eyes an see their beauty--both inner and outer-- and their tremendous potential. 

Life is a roller coaster of a journey. Some days are not good, but there are good things in every day -- or so the saying goes. Each day is an opportunity for us to be better than we were the day before, or even the last 5 minutes. Each day is a gift where we get a new opportunity to be our best selves. I just know that as I grow older I will be getting closer to that Spiritual Awakening.

 Love,
Bea


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