In more recent years, it seems that the general public is more open to the idea of nourishing and feeding the spiritual aspects of one’s life. Surprisingly, this often has no connection to people seeking out a religious affiliation, but has more to do with personally developing spiritual life practices, which is becoming increasingly important for many. There are numerous people who feel that the popular movie “The Secret” has helped to fuel this movement, with its teachings about the “Law of Attraction.”
The fundamental principle of the Law of Attraction is that you will draw into your life the very things that will you give most of your attention to. When it comes to increasing a person’s spiritual life and fostering spiritual development, this would mean that the more attention you put on spiritually oriented thoughts, ideas and activities, the more you will be able to enjoy an increased level of spiritual growth.
At the same time, if you want your spiritual life to flourish, then it is best to let go of any kind of fear-based thinking. Focusing on what you fear or on other negative things will impede spiritual development and will sidetrack you from what you really want out of life.
One of the practices that many people find to be very helpful and supportive in their quest for spiritual enlightenment is meditation. Meditation techniques can be very helpful in the two main areas of the Law of Attraction, which are intention and attention. First, you must figure out what it is that you want from life, or from a specific event. This would be identifying your intention. After you have clarified what your intention is, then you can put your energy toward focusing on that, or giving it your attention.
The more clearly you can define your intention and the more focused and consistent your attention toward it, the better you will be able to start manifesting your desires. Mindfulness meditation can help to clear the mind, calm it down and focus thoughts, allowing the development of clearer intentions. When the mind is calmer and not distracted by a myriad of cluttered thoughts, attention can better be focused as well.
Enjoying a rich spiritual life comes down to how we choose to spend out time, energy, talents and focus while in this mortal existence. The choice always exists of whether you want to live in a fear-based world or in a love-based world. What people on a spiritual path come to realize, after investing their time, prayers, meditations and focus, is that the world you ultimately experience has more to do with what you consciously choose to think about and focus your attention on.
People who have been on their own path to spiritual enlightenment and an increased spiritual life will often be the first to warn about judging where others might be on their own spiritual path. They know each individual who is seeking spiritual development is at a completely different starting point than anyone else because of their own unique background, experiences and circumstances. Even when people have a common goal spiritually, the journey, the challenges, and the triumphs will be unique for each person.
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