'Spiritual' does not only mean 'religious'. It has a lot to do with confidence, sense of purpose and wellbeing.
Ignore or deny your spirituality and you deprive yourself of a vital kind of nourishment. There's no kinder way to say it, neglect your inner life and you starve a part of yourself.
Does your mind act like an ally who guides and supports you or as an enemy that's out to get you? The idea that 'you can't manage feelings' is, quite simply, wrong.You CAN manage feelings, but you have to know how to go about it.
In an earlier post I wrote about finding a 'sacred place'. There have been some questions about what I meant by 'sacred place'. Maybe this will clarify things a bit. Dictionary definitions seem to equate sacred with religious, and so does St. Google. I mean something different.
Some experiences are common to all of us. Our habits decide which part of ourselves we nurture.
Cultivating the inner life means taking a pledge to knowing ourselves, and building the sort of skills that can lead to contentment and fulfilment. This requires commitment and courage and above all honesty.
We are all spiritual beings in that we have an [...]