Thursday, April 19th, 2018 – 11:51pm EST
Today I woke up just before 10 o’clock, as I stayed up late once again last night and couldn’t fall asleep. It’s always either because I ate too late at night, I’m too hot, or my mind is racing. Last night; my mind was racing. Not about anything negative but I get caught up in ideas and aspirations I have for life. Or I’ll end up saying a phrase in my head and think, oh, that would make a great poem. So then I spend the next eight minutes waiting for my phone to turn back on just to have a giant brain dump in my notes.
What Have My Days Consisted of as of Recent?
An abundance of things. It feels like I haven’t been out for days as I’ve been consumed by the endless amounts of books I’ve been finding and adding to my Must Read list. Also, I watched the documentary Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru for a second time two nights ago, and since then I’ve been considering going to one of his seminars in Toronto in September. I currently don’t have a consistent income, but I have money saved. And although I don’t have a lot of money, I believe the money I’d spend on the seminar would be a great investment.
What Have I Been Reading?
~The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
~The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
~You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
~Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
I finished reading You Can Heal Your Life (amazing book, Louise Hay is incredible), I’m almost halfway through The Success Principles, and I’ll be finishing The 7 Spiritual Laws today. (Haven’t started on Tony’s book yet but I’ll get there soon). I just want to better myself. I want to be the best version of myself I can be, and I think it’s so important for people to stop, reflect on themselves, and ask: Who is it I want to be? Where is it I want to be in my life? Am I who I truly want to be right now, or am I just playing a role for others? What choices do I need to make to become the person I truly want to be? How can I use my positive energy to better the lives of others?
What’s My Take on Spirituality?
Deepak Chopra’s book The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success is the most spiritual book I’ve read to date, and it’s made me question my own relationship with spirituality. I love spirituality, I love the mystery and emotion behind it. The reason why I love it so much is because it makes me feel so good; makes me feel free and connected to something bigger than myself. I believe you really have to feel it in order to believe it, and I’ve felt it a lot through yoga and meditation.
What’s Your View on Spirituality?
Sometimes I feel like people have this perception of spirituality as being more religion based, and to be honest, it’s however you want to look at it personally. I view spirituality as the energetic relationship and connection I have with myself, with others, and the universe, and how that energy influences the life I’m living today. I don’t worship certain religious figures or do voodoo (lol. Although I do believe in God, it’s just not something I practice daily). Also, I feel people view it as cheesy. I know a few people personally who think this, and I think it’s simply because they’ve never had their own intimate experience with spirituality. When you’re sitting in meditation and you feel this flow, this deep satisfaction with life, a contentment and calmness, you know it’s real because you can feel it in the deepest parts of yourself, and it brings about emotion that feels so raw and loving. Spirituality makes me a better human.
I don’t consider myself overly spiritual, not compared to some people. If you were to talk to me in person you probably wouldn’t even know it was something I was interested in. I don’t even think a lot of my friends know much about my interest in it, but I’m okay with that because it’s my special thing I keep close to my heart.
With all this new information I’ve gathered from my reading, I’ve been trying to shift my conscious thoughts so they’re more beneficial to my growth as a person. Our conscious thoughts are so influential on our present experience in life, and I believe it’s a great place to start when wanting to make positive changes. I’ve also been working to declutter my living space and mental space, so then I’m creating room for new better things to enter my life. I’m working on my inner world so I can function at my best in the external world – which isn’t necessarily easy, it certainly takes time and effort, but it’s time and effort well spent.
What’s your relationship like with spirituality? Do you have any books you’d like to recommend to me and others in the community? Leave the comments below and I’ll be sure to reply. Thanks for reading! 🙂
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