The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, it starts feeling like one. Don’t live your life always feeling like a victim. This negative thinking pattern will make you always fall victim of circumstances.
No matter the challenges you encounter in life, always believe that you will come out victorious. Don’t worry about how unpleasant your situation is, for it is a waste of your precious time. Worrying doesn’t change anything, all it does is steal your joy and keep you busy doing nothing.
Learn to recognize negative thinking patterns when they come and switch them up with things you appreciate that brings you happiness and peace of mind.
Here are nine (9) ways to build your spiritual life;
1. Go Within.
Life doesn’t give you challenges with the aim to break you and leave you feeling sad and depressed. Life will give you whatever experience that is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.
There are amazing insights that are inside you. The power, strength and energy we need does not exist somewhere outside of us. We must find it and generate it within ourselves.
Spend some quiet time alone and reflect upon the desires of your heart through meditation or prayer. There is no need to take action right now. Be patient with yourself.
2. Heal within.
Healing within is essential. You need to understand the significance of healing. You need to heal within spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. Heal all your childhood traumas and pains.
If you do not heal yourself, you will find it hard to completely connect with yourself; and when you can truly connect with yourself, you will not be able to connect with others. The deeper your connection is with yourself, the deeper you will be able to connect with things, people, animals and everything around you. As you heal within, you will begin to develop deeper understanding of everything around you.
3. Grow within.
Grow through what you go through. Don’t just go through life, grow through life. You have to grow from within. Learn to give yourself time to grow. No one can teach you, no one can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
As you grow within, you won’t be perturbed by the challenges of life because you know you will always be victorious. Nothing will be able to steal your peace because you do not depend on the outside world to make you happy. Your happiness is deeply rooted within you.
4. Reflect within.
The way you see the world around you is the direct reflection of the world within you. Don’t worry yourself about the things happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you. Everything that happened in your life is a reflection of the choices you made. If you want different results, make better choices.
Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. No matter what your current situation is, if you can reflect within and imagine better, you will be able to change your life for the better. Don’t be pressured to act in a negative way whenever you find yourself in a dire situation. Reflect within. The answer you seek is within you.
5. Control within.
What you give power to has power over you, if you allow it. Don’t focus on things you can’t change or control. If you don’t like something, take away its only power which is your attention. Focus on only the things you can control.
Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive to afford. You can’t always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside. When you find it hard to control what is happening in your life, challenge yourself to control the way you respond and react. You need self-control in a world that seems out of control.
There are a lot of things that are out of your control, but your response and reaction are within your control. You will become a happier person when you stop reacting and start controlling your feelings and emotions.
6. Master within.
One of the best lesson you can learn in life is to master how to always remain calm. Be a master over your feeling and emotions, don’t let them control you. Learn to master yourself. The truth is that you can’t control what happens to you in life, but you can control your attitude towards what happens to you. When you are able to control the way you respond to situations, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it master you.
Master within and you can master your environment. Master within by understanding who you are. You won’t be free to live your life to the fullest until you have mastered within.
7. Love within.
All love begins from within. First we love within, then we love the world; it can’t be the other way round. Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.
Love is a state of being. The love you seek is not outside but deep within you. You must feel love within, before you can share it. Fall in love with yourself, with life and then with whoever you want.
8. Bless within.
You will be blessed the moment you realize you are. Focus on counting your blessings and you will have little time to count anything else. Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. Count your blessings and name them one by one.
Bless within. Bless every part of you that is hurt or broken is someway. Realize that God has blessed you in immeasurable ways so that you can in turn bless and help others. You are blessed to be a blessing to others, so you must first realize how blessed you are. Your greatest test is when you are able to bless others while going through your own storm.
9. Shine within.
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Your inner shine has the power to light up the world. Your greatness is revealed not by the light that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you. People who shine from within don’t need a spotlight.
Now is your time to shine. Let your light shine so bright that others can see their way out of the dark. Be a source of strength and encouragement to others. You may think that your light is so small and won’t make any difference. However little you think your light is, it can make a big difference in the lives of people still living in the dark. Let your light shine.
Sometimes, when we unknowingly step away from the light, we are guided back by people who were strong enough to shine their own light so brightly for us to see. So, it is your responsibility to be a shining light because there are still a lot of people who need to find their way back to the light.
Thanks for reading.
See also: Your Time to Walk in Victory