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21 Questions for a Spiritual Seeker

21 Questions for a Spiritual Seeker

Questions are an important part of life. If you wish to live a spiritual and mindful life you must never cease to ask questions. Spirituality is an on-going conversation with you and your soul. If you haven´t started you must. I have come up with some questions to help you get the conversation started. During your conversation remember to stop, to listen and to reflect. Don't worry if you do not have all the answers, with time some will come and others will simply arise. Sometimes the questions themselves invoke you to seek out their answers and change your whole perception.  Be patient with yourself. Namaste.

  1. What does soul mean to me?
  2. Why do I exist?
  3. What am I grateful for?
  4. How do I define happiness?
  5. What do I truly wish to achieve in my lifetime?
  6. How would I would I like to be remembered?
  7. How often do I let my anger or emotions control what I say and do?
  8. Am I proud of who I am and who I am becoming? 
  9. What makes me sad or disappointed about myself?
  10. What is my deepest fear?
  11. Do I spend time alone? Do I enjoy my own company?
  12. If I could do anything and be paid for it, what would I do?
  13. What inspires me?
  14. Who am I really?
  15. Why do I love myself?
  16. Why do people love me?
  17. What is my deepest intention?
  18. Do I offend people or make them feel important?
  19. Do I spend time in nature and reflect often? why? why, not?
  20. Am I a wise person?
  21. Do I care deeply about others?

 

Voice with No Sound

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Voice with No Sound

spir·i·tu·al  

adj.  

Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material

Growing up in a religious household forces you to ask deep and meaningful questions. After many years away from home, I took my questions somewhere else. In college I got a master in Philosophy and learned about many different world religions and their belief systems. Some I loved, while others I thought were too radical. I picked and chose what I liked from each religion and made it my own. What I realized then, is that spirituality had nothing to do with religion and had everything to do with You.

I don't argue that religion is spiritual and spirituality could be considered religious. However, the fact that one tends to be more personal and private while the other incorporates public rituals and organized doctrines is where I drew the line. Although I feared that maybe I was wrong by not following a specific religion or adhering to a certain dogma. Something inside me felt right. And, that is what Spirituality ultimately is! It is the little feeling inside that you know something is right. Its a voice without words. If you have felt that before that is your religion. Your intuition is your spirituality and tells you subconsciously what is meant for you.

Don't be afraid to feel things. Discover the voice inside you because it is waiting for you to discover it. If you don't know where to start. Start exactly where you are. Make a list of the things that matter to you. Make a list of the things that you love. Make a list of the things that you want and that make you feel alive. That will help you get in touch with yourself and it will open the conversation you need to have. Ask yourself hard questions about life and what it means to you? Reflect on those answers. Spend time alone. Mediate. Stare at the waves in the sea. Give yourself the opportunity to Listen. And soon enough you will start hearing that voice with no sound.

But like all things in life.  If you do not try and if you do not practice -- you will never succeed. 

 

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