Mean to Be a Soulful Or Spiritual life but I’m often asked what I mean once I ask spirituality or soul within the context of life at work, at home, at play or within the relationship. Here’s what I mean.
For me, soul or spirit (and I will be able to use them interchangeably from here on) describes the Essential, Innate Force or Energy that lives inside every person. Being soulful or spiritual, then, means living one’s life consistent with a deeper meaning that results from a lifelong practice of self-reflection, inquiry and exploration.
- No one, that I do know of, lives life spiritually 24/7/365.
- However, but many spiritual folks experience moments of joy.
- Then the communion, connection, love, compassion, gratitude, and silence, etc. wherein they “transcend” their ego-personality self.
- During this spiritual place, these folks experience a sort of “knowing”, a sort of “connection” to the entire of the Universe where they access a “wisdom,” where they really “see” is life from this larger dimension or perspective our life – where all the ego-based “masks” and false appearances melt away.
- These moments aren’t “mental.”
- These moments are more like being “in the zone” where we all know the way to do, be and have but not from a “mind”-directed perspective.
- During this place, we are “out of our mind.”
Spirituality within the “real world”
- Experiencing soulfulness or spirituality within the world – at 9:00 Monday morning – means treating others with dignity and respect, kindness, and compassion.
- It means we respect the planet and everyone that the planet contains – its abundance of plant and animal life – by not polluting, destroying, or degrading the flora or fauna of the earth by our everyday decisions about how we live and work.
- Spirituality means telling the reality, being self-responsible, accountable and forthright with all those with whom we deal – at work, at home, at play and during a relationship – acting with full disclosure, and honesty.
- Soulfulness means coming from an area of balance and harmony – an equilibrium or alignment between what we expect to feel, say and do.
- And taking an Inner Approach to prioritize our life – work life, family life, personal life – within the pursuit of activities that nourish and enrich every aspect of our life.
- That we elect, honestly, sincerely and self-responsibly to specialise in the well-being of our mind, body and spirit.
- Spirituality means we elect to measure life as a steward of the earth.
- But we come from an area of “we,” not “me,” and continually reflect.
We then the influence, what “we” want and wish, how “we” want to be acknowledged and appreciated, and the way “we” can contribute to the well-being of all folks.
Passion and purpose are hallmarks of soulfulness
- As a steward, we explore how we will make a difference for the greater good, and the way we serve to reinforce the well-being of others.
- Passion and purpose are hallmarks of soulfulness – our heart drives us and provides us direction.
- once we live from a heart-based place, then we are up-front, honest, sincere and in integrity at work, at home, at play and within the relationship – no dishonesty, shortcuts, collusion, deception or underhandedness.
- We live from an area of joy, enthusiasm, appreciation, collaboration and community.
- Then the ingenuity, inventiveness, imagination, discovery, creativity and innovation are soulful and spiritual drivers affect our life.
- our life glance for brand spanking new ways of do-ing and be-ing.
- our life exudes boldness and initiative.
- But we are hospitable new ideas and are continuous learners altogether of life.
- Continued self-awareness is paramount.
Finally, but soulfulness and spirituality
- Finally, but soulfulness and spirituality are about it being conscious – in our thoughts, words, and deeds.
- Then we seek an ever to a growing awareness of our life motives and values.
- We are intentional in every moment.
- We see the “truth” of what’s happening and know the difference between the “truth” and our projections and fantasies that we make-believe are the reality.
- Consciousness is that the lifelong process of accelerating self-awareness about “who I’m,” “how I am” and “what I’m here to try to to with my life” – ever seeking to bring our unconscious self to conscious awareness.
My take is that our life at work, at home, at play and during a relationship is more honestly served, and truly rewarding, once we specialise in ethics, values, integrity and principles that emanate from this place of soul or spirit.
So, some questions for self-reflection are:
- Do you consider yourself a spiritual person?
- If so, how does your spirituality play call at your life at work, at home, at play and during a relationship?
- Do you ever feel you would like to form a difference? but if so, what are would that difference look like?
- Do you feel your self-worth is defined by your net worth?
- What does one feel the earth demands of you?
- Are you a change-maker? How so?
- How does one nurture your mind, body and spirit?
- Does your life reflect harmony?
- What does one not realize yourself?
- o you ever reflect on your spiritual nature?
- What is necessary for your spiritual growth and development?
- Do you ever feel guilty you are not doing the items necessary for your spiritual growth?
- How much time does one spend in self-reflection?
- What was your experience around spirituality (i.e, not religion or theology) like once you were growing up?
- Can you envision a world where folks’ motives and intentions are spiritually-based?