Many people spend life concerned with their outer appearance and the acquisition of material things, but they devote little or no time to developing their spiritual aspect.
When we don't grow spiritually, we lack self-awareness and depth; we diminish our capacity to fulfill our life purpose.
"If you cultivate your body, mind, emotions and energies to a certain level of maturity, something else blossoms within you – that is spirituality. When your rationale is immature, it doubts everything. When your rationale matures, it sees everything in a completely different light." ~ Sadhguru
What is Spirituality?
Spirituality is an individual practice and mindset that provides meaning and purpose in life and a sense of peace and connection with the world and others. Spirituality does not require having a particular practice or religion. It is simply a way of being fully present in life.
Every time we experience feelings of joy, happiness, the mystery of life itself, we wonder if there’s something larger that created all of this. We may feel this when we observe a beautiful sunset or notice the vastness and beauty of our planet from an airplane en route to a distant destination. When we experience something bigger than ourselves – that is spirituality
Here are some things that can happen when we are in spiritual limbo.
1. We can't lead.
A leader is one who serves. Without the spiritual awareness that we are in this life to help others, we cannot lead. When we lack connection with our spirituality, we think too much of our selves and can't experience the value and satisfaction of giving to others. Without conscious, continuous spiritual growth, we lack a solid foundation that can help us rise above our life challenges.
2. We lack content.
Without tapping into our spiritual dimension, we are likely to live randomly and without true conviction. We can't be enthusiastic about our spiritual development if we lack depth as individuals.
3. We can't be in a real relationship based on real love.
Real love is spiritual and emotional; it requires commitment and generosity to flourish. When we do not connect with our soul, we seek relationships based on lust. Lust only provides temporary satisfaction to sexual desire. Love creates the foundation for real and meaningful relationships. Love is the magic key that opens the door for spiritual exchange during love making. It reflects our divine nature.
4. We surround ourselves with people in limbo.
Not devoting time for our personal and spiritual growth, may cause us to feel uncomfortable around spiritually-developed persons. When our spiritual growth becomes part of our life, we seek like-minded people. In fact, our life changes – we let go of people who drain us and do not contribute to our life in a positive way.
5. We are wasting our life.
Life is not only about growing physically and intellectually. Our spiritual and emotional aspects are as important as our physical and mental dimensions. It is our responsibility to take charge of our spiritual development. It cannot wait.
6. We feel like we are incomplete.
Since we are spiritual beings living in this human world, if we are not connected to our spiritual side, our inner being, or our soul – however you want to call it – we feel incomplete. We were born complete persons. Understanding that we are complete is part of our spiritual journey.
7. We lack personal structure.
When we do not experience our internal power as spiritual beings, we cannot maximize our human potential. We are like leafs in the wind, going into different directions, living randomly and without a true purpose. What matters most to me? What are my plans for the future? The answers to these questions will determine our priorities and the direction of our lives.