I don’t know about you but I think that no matter how relatively good your life may seem at the moment-you always want a little bit more. Now as long as you don’t take it to the extreme, this is not a bad thing. I mean, be content but never satisfied-this is what will keep you reaching beyond your grasp and reaching higher heights. This sounds good but how do we do this? All your heart’s desire begins with personal spiritual growth.
How is my spiritual condition any relevant to my personal development? Everything. Even the people from earlier centuries recognized their need to improve their life and they have done so by making sure that they get deeply involved in enhancing their spiritual life. Think about it, there wasn’t any self-help gurus before to point people what is the right way in life? What they had were guides and teachers who taught them how to reach their fullest potential by tapping into the unlimited Source of power Himself.
So what do we do to establish a good spiritual personal development plan? Before anything else, you must realize that you are created for a purpose. There is a reason why you are alive on earth at this time. What is it? Your specific talents and characteristics is a good indication of what it is. What are you passionate about? What do you do that gives you joy? Find out your strengths, weaknesses, passion and beliefs to point you to what God wants to make of your life.
Why is it important to know your purpose? When you know why you are here for, you will take out unnecessary things from your life. It’s not just the bad things that need pruning away. Sometimes you need to give up the good things in order to make room for the best things. As you go along life, always keep a positive, healthy attitude. You will make mistakes and trials will come your way, but don’t let that define you. Make these experiences your teacher and move on immediately.
Also, as you cultivate a positive outlook in life, you are subconsciously attracting more good things into your sphere of existence. Any reliable personal development plan will tell you that expecting good will result in the good you desire manifesting in your life. Why is that? Your thoughts and emotions are powerful vibrations that seek to bring you things that you are in harmony with.
A great spiritual teacher once said, “It is better to give than to receive”-it is a truth not often practiced. Make a conscious effort to be generous with whatever is given to you-time, treasure or talent. You will find that not only will it be given back to you “pressed down, shaken together and running over”, it will also give you deepest joy.