Before I began my spiritual journey, I happened upon the audio versions of The Fire Starter Sessions by top selling author and spiritual guru Danielle LaPorte — not because I was hoping for spiritual wisdom, but mostly to become more confident and not let people walk all over me. These recordings contained motivational and soothing words to tempt me to go where I hadn’t gone before, reiterating that everything that’s worth it comes after a change in yourself.
Today, we have a questionable president and wars away from home, so I am always looking for ways to get away and be happier in my own life, including progressing further on my spiritual journey. In wondering what the Church of the New Jerusalem (my church) might have to offer about this, I came upon a very applicable Three Steps to Greater Happiness article on their website.
Here’s my take on the article’s three things you need to do to achieve greater happiness:
We tend to naturally take care of ourselves physically and emotionally, but not many of us remember to look at ourselves spiritually. We can tap into spirituality for stress relief or a big-picture thought, such as “What is my purpose here?” But sometimes it’s easier to just push spiritual feelings aside. It was years before I realized I was ready to bounce back from my past spiritual indifference and find something new, even if slowly to start. If you’re thinking about becoming more spiritual, but not sure how to begin, this will require some reflection about what you are looking for.
Here are my top five tips to get started working on your spirit: