It’s one thing to talk about any subject no matter if it’s mountain climbing or surfing. And it’s a whole different story if we take action and actually do what we talk about… and that’s even true with spiritual practice. And if we take action and do our spiritual practice it’s important to see progress. Are you seeing spiritual progress as you do your spiritual practice?
A Person Who is Very Stressed
I was talking to someone yesterday and he wanted to meditate and knew everything about meditation and all the benefits but he did not put in the time to meditate. He kept saying, “I’m Way to Busy” and thus he was a ball of nerves and very stressed.
Are You Seeing Progress?
Spiritual practice should create something that is totally intangible. It’s important to see some benefit from the time you put in chanting, doing yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, reading spiritual texts, praying, meditating, and spiritual singing. Do you feel closer to Creator, Great Spirit, and the Universe? Are you filled with contentment, grace, and inner peace? Do you smile more often than not? And do you feeling that life, in general, is good?
If Not There is Something Amiss
If spiritual progress is happening for the seeker then there is something wrong. Perhaps their spiritual practice is done mechanically without emotion. Perhaps they feel pushed to do spiritual practice because their spouse or family member thinks it’s important. Or perhaps they don’t believe in anything… and are just going through the motions.
True spiritual experience is talked about in all the spiritual texts. Paramahansa Yogananda talked about spiritual experience, Sai Baba, Dr. David Hawkins, Ramana Maharshi, and many more talked about having some kind of spiritual experience… it’s part of the process of moving forward.
Progress May Be Fast or Slow
Sometimes spiritual progress moves at very fast rate… and at other times it’s very slow. But no matter what there is almost always… some movement in a positive way.
Ask Yourself Some Questions
Take the time to do a self-evaluation. Ask yourself if you are making spiritual progress? Also, ask what’s holding you back from experiencing spiritual progress? Be honest with yourself, if you’re going to move forward it’s super important to answer these questions with the truth.
Perhaps You Need a Spiritual Mentor
It just might be, that you need a spiritual mentor. Someone, who can help you down your spiritual path. Someone, who has been doing their spiritual practice for a long time. Someone who does his or her spiritual practice without missing a single day.
Sometimes all we need is a little guidance.
Many Blessings to Everyone!
Dr. Paul Haider
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