Don’t Just Be Spiritual, DO Spiritual

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • Are you what people call a “spiritual” person? I think I am – I like to meditate, say affirmations, drink herbal tea and pray. However, I also like to dance to hip hop music, drink coffee and keep up with the Kardashians.

    You see, if you’re anything like me, you’re a spiritual seeker in a modern world, carrying a yoga mat in one hand and a vanilla latte in the other. You may find it challenging to balance your joy-seeking side with your human side, however, the good news is that we don’t have to choose between our spiritual selves and our human selves, we just have to choose between what brings us joy and what brings us misery.

    I believe that being spiritual is not just something that you are, it’s something you do. It’s a moment-by-moment choice to keep peace as your only intention and love as your only action. It is to become unbound by the thoughts that cause you to judge and the emotions that cause you to hurt.

    It is common for us to get caught up in wanting to look like a spiritual person, read the right books, say the right words and sit cross-legged whilst we meditate. We can often get so distracted with how we think things are supposed to look that we forget to see the beauty in the coffee cup in our hands and remember that the Universe is always placing us exactly we are meant to be. We can discard our trip to the coffee shop as a spiritual experience because we think that it is far too ordinary, but that’s the thing about the Universe – it often disguises the most beautiful things in what we call mundane.

    We live in a modern, fast-paced world and there is no reason why we can’t be spiritual on the go. There is a check-list that I like to complete as often as I can that helps me remain phenomenally grateful for mundane things and keep my spiritual cap on when faced with situations that are challenging to me….

    1. Thank the Universe for the fact I woke up [check]
    2. Give thanks for the bed that kept me comfortable all night [check]
    3. Meditate a.k.a. Prepare my mind for miracles [check]
    4. Send love to somebody… just coz I can [check]
    5. Be gentle with myself and remember how far I’ve already come [check]

    And then I say this prayer: ‘Dear Universe, I do not know what is best for me today so I leave the blessings in your hands.’

    So, when you’ve finally done all that you can do, when you’ve read every self-help book that you can read, when you’ve just about hurt all that you can hurt, when you’ve given everything you’ve gotten and when you’re tired of controlling situation after situation… let go and turn inward. Your treasure was there all along (whether you’ve sat cross-legged or not)!

    Sean Patrick

    Sean Patrick, also distinctively known as That Guy Who Loves The Universe, inspires with his fresh take on spirituality and willingness to ask questions that open up empowering, honest dialogue. Sean is a writer, and workshop leader who specialises in bringing spirituality into our modern world. Sean is a graduate from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) where he developed a reputation for inspiring people through his drama projects and workshops. As a child of the 90’s, he has a specialism in conversing about spiritual practice in a very accessible way and has gone on to become a spiritual teacher for teens and young professionals who are interested in getting their spiritual lives in order. He teaches practical applications of New Age principles highlighting self-love, communicating with the Universe and overcoming the ego delivering an all-inclusive approach to spirituality. He is known for both his conventional and complementary methods of spiritual practice and he continues to explore the latest and most effective trends in opening conversations about ‘a universal power’.

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    1. Donna
      Donna says:

      Reading this brought me peace and hope! Facing lots of challenges in my life. This certainly helped put things into perspective.The prayer and checklist are now on my daily to do list! Thank you!

    2. Ahmed Faraz
      Ahmed Faraz says:

      Spirituality is more than this – we have to go a long way to get the best of it – learn – and you will get it. Thanks.


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