The subject of spirituality is a difficult one in the world today as spirituality is often confused with religion. Religion asks that you believe this or that doctrine or creed. Spirituality, at the least the spirituality I speak of, asks you to acknowledge that you are made up of body, mind and spirit. The spirituality I speak of is for you to align your ways with your personal spirit and to do things that build or strengthen that spirit within you. Just as exercise and proper diet help your body and working on affirmations help your mind, there are things that will help strengthen your spirit.
It it is your spirit and there is no teacher, religious leader or any one else that can heal and strengthen your spirit better than being true to you own nature. The problem is we have to be sane enough, mentally stable, to learn our true nature. We have to learn our real ideals, ideals that ring true in our spirit and therefore are our personal truth.
Jesus said that “God is spirit and those that worship the father must worship in spirit and in truth.”
Jesus never told us what the truth was because the truth is our own individual truth and no one but ourselves can tell us what that is. We have to listen hard and learn to know ourselves.
Jesus taught, “If your leaders teach that the kingdom of heaven is in the sky then the birds of the air will proceed you. If they say the kingdom of heaven is in the sea, then the fish will proceed you. Rather I say that the kingdom of heaven is inside you and outside you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known and you will understand that you are children of the living father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty and you are the poverty.
I found this to be true, I did not know myself and lived in spiritual, mental and physical poverty. I even found myself in material poverty because I was doing nothing about my BP,
Today, for myself, I know it is my spiritual well being that controls my emotions and my mental anguish. By building and strengthening my spirit my emotional and mental issues diminish.
Keep the path, the hard one. The easy one does not go anywhere.