Wat is spiritualiteit?

What is Spirituality?

What is spirituality and how do you develop it?

What is Spirituality? It is often stigmatized as something floaty, but is that really the case? Do you want to know what spirituality is, how to use it and how to develop it? In this blog article we want to give you answers to these questions, in order to give you a clear picture of spirituality.

The concept of spirituality

What exactly is meant by spirituality? Let's grab the dictionary. According to the Dikke van Dalen, Spirituality means: "open to everything that has to do with religion and metaphysics" and "concerning the spirit, the non-material". In general, these concepts are correct, but we understand that it sounds a bit vague.

So spirituality is seen as anything with the mind and soul, but you should actually see it as a way of life. It is an awareness and finding inner peace in your head. Meditation and mindfulness are therefore a big part of spirituality.

Why should I get involved in spirituality?

Good question! What benefits does it bring and why are many people unaware of it? To ignore spirituality is a huge sin. It brings with it a lot of advantages. If you regularly engage in it, you can reap the following benefits:

  • Spirituality increases your wisdom;
  • Your emotions are better balanced;
  • Your self-esteem will rise;
  • It helps you discover your goals;
  • You will feel happier;
  • Helps to live in the here-and-now.

What's the first step?

You are convinced and you would like to engage in spirituality to experience the benefits above, but where to start? What's the first step? You can start with spirituality on the basis of three practical exercises. We will list them for you below:

Become more aware

This, of course, is the basis of spirituality: becoming more aware. Become aware of what you take in, for example. How do you fill your day? If you think about this carefully you can become aware of so many things. And that's important. It is the first step of your spiritual adventure!

Meditation and Mindfulness

Do you want to go a step further? Then you can start with meditation and mindfulness. Meditation and mindfulness are very similar. It's living in the now and paying attention to your breathing. You can use this in many small moments. If you are waiting for someone, for example, or if you are stuck in a traffic jam.

You can also consciously make time for it. For example, before you go to sleep. There are many apps that can help you meditate. They tell you what to do with soothing music in the background. After meditating for a while you will notice that you have found more inner peace and that you will experience less stress.

Chakra exercises

Chakras are energy fields that are present in every human being. If these are out of balance you can feel less well or even unhappy. There are exercises that can bring your Chakras back into balance. These include Yoga exercises.

Develop spirituality

Besides these exercises, are there any other ways to develop your spirituality? Yes, of course! There are several ways to do that. For example, you can start reading self-help books. These books can broaden your vision on various topics and teach you a lot.

Living in minimalism also works wonders. Cut the Crap is a term that comes up often. Throw away everything you no longer use. Old clothes, old stuff etc. etc. Less stuff means less chaos in your home and head.

Are you going to work?

I hope you have enjoyed this article and that you will apply the tips I have given you in your daily life. If you are of course interested in spirituality and its functioning.

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