Updated: Aug 28
When you are in a personal development space, you are constantly working to develop into the best version of yourself. You take care of your mind, your body and your relationships. You learn to set boundaries with toxic people. You protect your peace and protect your energy.
Somewhere along the way though, you may start to feel out of balance, or to look within to answers to deeper questions about your purpose, your highest good, or the meaning of life. When you want to be your best self, it can often lead to a spiritual journey.
Maybe you have been practicing mindfulness, meditation or yoga to work on your mindset and your health. There is an inherently spiritual component to all of these practices, and perhaps it has begun to draw it in.
Questions of becoming your best self often lead you into the silence of yourself, and make you wonder what more you can possibly find after you are already outwardly living your best life. You might still be craving something more.
That something more is a sense of profound spirituality that is below the surface of our lives. It is the thing that answers the questions of your highest good, what your purpose is, what the deeper meaning of life is.
There are many paths to spiritual development. Some can be found through organized religion, or there is the Law of Attraction, Lucky Girl Syndrome, or New Age practices like tarot reading. All of these are different paths to spirituality, but they all lead to the same place - the silence of your soul.
If you have been meditating for a while, you have probably already experienced the sense of bliss that can come to you in the silence of yourself. This may be what started your spiritual journey.
In order to continue your spiritual development, you can begin reading books about spirituality like:
The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hey
The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
The Law of Attraction, Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Or, you can go a more traditional route and read the original spiritual and religious texts of world religions like the Bible, Quran, Upanishads, the Bhagavat Gita or the Book of Mormon. Any of these texts will help you to go within and understand the true nature of reality that is below the surface of our lives.
When you start to learn about spirituality, it is also important to find like-minded people to share your journey. You can find these in a traditional church or meditation class, find local groups on Meetup.com, or use online forums to communicate with like-minded people on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.
Personally, I am loving the spiritual side of TikTok right now. It is full of inspiration, including affirmations, tarot readings, positive advice, and Lucky Girl songs to inspire you. If you have TikTok, I would recommend checking it out.
As you grow into your spirituality and deepen your spiritual practices, you will get a deep sense of peace and joy that permeates your daily life. You will have a life that you can't wait to wake up to every day, and you will feel truly blessed!
So, if you are at a place in your personal development journey where you have done it all but it still seems like something is missing, maybe it is time to start developing your spiritual side.