You’ve heard the word often enough.
Being Spiritual, but what the heck does that mean?
Is it a lifestyle? A relationship with someone other than yourself? A friendship? A going concern that you should worry about?
How do you feel when someone closes out a phone call or saying good-bye in an email and seeing or hearing: Bless you, May the blessings of St. Ignatius be upon you, May your day be filled with light and courage?
What are these people really saying to you? Do you need a guidebook, a translator, or someone themselves who are spiritual to explain to you what is really going on?
One of my listeners complained to me the other day and confronted me with: “What do you mean? Providing quality content and information immediately to the listener so they can use it in their spiritual, personal, and business life. I get the personal and business life, but spiritual? I don’t see myself as a spiritual person. Please explain.”
So, I will. A spiritual life is one fraught with trials, tribulations, triumphs and failures. It’s no mean a perfect life. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistake — even my husband though he’ll never own it.
However, spiritual means what takes place inside and outside of you. How you treat your parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, peer group, and rest of humanity.
I’m not saying you’re being judged on every action because if we were, well the spiritual jails would be overflowing with people — including politicians, sports figures, and celebrities.
We all have an equal share in living a spiritual life whether it’s through meditation, seeking sanctuary, doing a retreat, or just taking time off to talk with yourself and see how well both of you are doing.
Being spiritual isn’t a prerequisite for being a good person, but usually if you listen to your inner self occasionally, you might become a happier, calmer, and understanding person.
Being spiritual means to take what you are given and doing something with it to the best of your capabilities. Not everyone is going to do something the same way. Each person is an individual. Each spiritual part of us is separate from the way our friends, neighbors, and peers will do it.
We are all equal in our levels of spirituality, but we are not all equal in how we use this spirituality within our personal and business lives.
Some of us leave it behind outside the corporate door.
Some of us keep it hidden ashamed to be seen with our spirituality keeping us company.
Some of us flaunt it while others use it as bait to draw people in, and then out comes the wrong side of our spirituality.
Whether through greed, selfishness, hate, evil, or our appetites. It all comes to nothing because we don’t know how to control what we really want so we sabotage ourselves thinking we’ve won, when in reality, we’ve lost.
Spirituality becomes us just like the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the thoughts we utter. It is us and we are it.
Until next time… .