Spiritual Personal Growth
Spiritual personal growth is what gets called by different names,such as personal growth, spiritual growth, self development, inner growth, self improvement, personal development and so on. Usually personal growth and spiritual growth are separated but this is in fact incorrect. Any one who knows anything about it will agree, after some reflection, that one cannot grow personally without growing spiritually and the other way round.
Spiritual personal growth is really what life is all about. Everything we think, say or do has an effect on our spiritual personal growth. Not to worry though any mistakes are easily rectified. Life is all about growing and one learns best through ones mistakes. By consciously focussing on your spiritual personal growth life becomes more challenging but also much more rewarding and fun.
Here are 5 easy tips for personal and spiritual growth which you can start making a daily habit after reading this article…
Never Assume You Know it All
The first personal and spiritual growth habit, and probably the most important one, is the habit of humility. Believing that you “already know enough” when it comes to personal development is the first sign that your personal and spiritual growth has stagnated. The people who grow the most spiritually and personally are those who always assume that there is an overwhelming majority of things they don’t know in comparison to what they already do.
Balance Optimism with Critical Thinking
There’s a lot of talk in the realm of personal development about positive thinking and optimism. But there is such a thing as being so optimistic that you fail to cultivate the skill of critical thinking. No matter how hard you work or how much you know, you’re always going to need to learn more and the thing which normally reminds me of this is failure. So while it’s good to be optimistic, always remember that you have to cultivate the skill of recognizing the negative things around you so that you can learn from them.
Look for the Meaning in Nature
No matter how many books are written about personal and spiritual growth, most thought provoking enemies are contained within nature. The writer C.S. Lewis once said that he believed the majority of people’s problems are caused by the fact that they are so disconnected with the rest of creation. Just think about how much time you spend inside surrounded by man-made inventions and technologies, in comparison to the amazing works of nature.
If you just start spending more time outside or even studying the way that things in nature work, you’ll find an enormous collection of lessons which can be applied to your personal development.
Take Care of Your Body
The writers of the New Testament claim that their body is a temple, which if you think about it is much more than just a religious statement. When your body is out of shape you lack the physical energy, the willpower and the focus to concentrate on anything more than just the regular mundane tasks of life. But when your body is in good health and you are full of energy and have the ability to focus for long periods of time, it’s much easier to devote your energies and attention towards your own personal and spiritual growth.
Have a Central Purpose
While personal and spiritual growth is one of the most rewarding things life has to offer, it’s also possible to get stuck in the trap of personal development for personal development’s sake…but with no central purpose towards which to apply it. Having a central purpose for your life will keep you from being distracted by the many things which would hinder your personal growth, and it gives you the energy and focus to keep going even when things seem hopeless.
So those are my 5 tips for personal and spiritual growth. I hope you at least find a few of them helpful and that you can start applying them toward your own personal development. Much success!
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