“How do I become spiritual?”
In a certain regard, this question triggers an upchuck.
Not to dis seekers of any kind. I would never. Whether your cup is full or you’re drowning in backwash at the moment, I’m a firm believer that (for the most part)… we’re all doing the best we can with the resources we have. Evolution is part of the dance, and all who participate should be applauded.
The Taoist in me’s response to this question is to simply “be.” After all, we are human beings not human doings. But given I live on planet Earth, where my Zen replies aren’t exactly “street legal,” well, here we are.
Before getting started though, I’d like to demystify any and all woo-woo connotations that shadow the term “spirituality.”
Literally speaking, spirituality is the “state of being spirit.” One step further: it’s your spirit in action. That’s it. Nothing chichi about it.
You know how people say, “He/she has such a great spirit.” Well, there you go.
Whether you pray incessantly, sing eloquently, dance freely, crunch numbers rigorously, surf crazily, om loudly, golf weekly, paint sloppily, deliver packages regularly, vegan-out devotedly, drink coffee religiously, or lay cement smoothly, it doesn’t matter. Spirituality is a do-it-yourself project that cannot be limited to a singular set of how-to’s. It’s defined per soul applicant.
Enlightened Decree #27: Spirituality is what you say it is. There’s no right or wrong way to partake.
Truthfully, the headline to this blog series is the ultimate catchall. Many a title apply:
The 5 Keys to a Fulfilling Life
The 5 Keys to Manifesting your Dreams
The 5 Keys to Stress-Free Living
The 5 Keys to a Six-Figure Income
The 5 Keys to Increase Serendipity
The 5 Keys to a Seven-Figure Income
The 5 Keys to Dealing with Car Salesmen
The 5 Keys to Dealing with Your Landlord
The 5 Keys to Freedom!
The 5 Keys to Feeling Good
The latter being the crux of it all when posed with this question – I want to feel good. I want to feel connected. I want to feel alive. I want to feel WHOLE. And why shouldn’t you? It’s your birthright to do so. All day. Every day.
Call to Action: scrap the titles and stay open (teaser to Key Uno).
THE SPIRITUAL KEY SERIES
Over the next couple of months, I’m going to unveil the keys as part of a ten-post-or-so rollout. With each key, a subsequent how-to will follow. The reason for the breakup is to make space to assimilate and apply. Like anything in life, presence and action are required. And the keys are only as powerful as what you do with them.
The wording “how to” is used in a very loose manner. On the one hand, the Internet totes loves lists, like straight-up cray cray status (is that what the kids say?) Translation: humans enjoy a protocol. They want to know who, what, when, where, why, and how to do something.
On the other hand, some souls are more independent ((two thumbs pointing at this guy)). Some are downright stubborn ((these people just suck)). Being told how to do pretty much anything reeks of pontification. For these folks, just think of the content as Tips for the Evolution of You. For all involved, let what resonates guide your sail.
Last but not least, have fun.
The cool thing about the ‘5 Keys’ is they’re already in you. Not the book aisles or seminars or the “real word” nonchalance, but IN.SIDE. you. The only ingredient in this pudding is possibility. Copious consumption approved.
That said, the first key arrives next week. I look forward to sharing with you.
Here I am