Spiritual growth in a world defined by power, money, and influence is a Herculean mission. Modern conveniences such as electronics, gadgets, tools, and entertainment through television, magazines, and the web have made it possible for us to focus on our physical needs and our particular needs. As a result, our concepts of self-esteem and self-expression are confused. How can we balance material things with spiritual matters?
Spiritual Growth Is internal.
Self-esteem goes beyond remembering what happened in the day, week, or month. You need to consider and meditate on your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motives. Periodically reviewing your experiences, decisions, relationships, and activities provides a useful insight into your health goals, the good qualities you need to keep, and the bad habits you should discard. In addition, it gives you guidelines on how to behave, how to react, and how to behave in any situation. As with any skill, internal reading can be learned; all it takes is courage and determination to seek the truth within you. Here are some guidelines to consider: be purposeful, forgiving, and focus on your areas for improvement.
Growing spiritually to improve your skills.
Religion considers humans to be temporary living beings on Earth, while science considers the spirit to be the size of one person. Pride is a recurring theme in Christian (Western) and Islamic (Eastern) teachings. Physical needs are recognized but placed under spiritual needs. Beliefs, values, morals, rules, experiences, and good works provide a plan to ensure spiritual growth. In Psychology, realizing your full potential is self-fulfilling. Maslow identified several human needs: physical, security, material, identity, understanding, beauty, self-reliance, and self-transcendence. James had previously divided these needs into three categories: material, emotional, and spiritual.
When we satisfy the basic physical and emotional needs, spiritual or physical needs follow. Meeting every need leads to the full growth of each individual. Perhaps the difference between the two religions and the functioning of the mind is the only self-improvement: Christianity and Islam see self-improvement as a means of worshipping God, while psychology considers self-improvement to be the only thing.
Spiritual growth in search of meaning.
Religions that teach the existence of God, such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, believe that the purpose of human life is to worship the Creator of all things. Many theories in psychology suggest that we ultimately give meaning to our lives. We do not know the meaning of our lives at birth, but we gain knowledge and wisdom through our interactions with people and our actions and our response to our circumstances. As we find this definition, there are certain beliefs and standards that we reject and affirm.
Our lives have purpose and meaning. This goal puts all our physical, emotional, and mental strength into action, supports us through difficult times and gives us something to look forward to – the goal of achieving it, the environment you can achieve. A person who lacks meaning and purpose is like a ship that drifts away from the sea.
Spiritual growth to see communication.
Religions emphasize the concept of our relationship with all creation, health, and inanimate things. We therefore call other people “brothers and sisters” even if there is no direct blood relationship. In addition, such religions as Christianity and Islam focus on human relations with a higher being. Science, on the other hand, explains our link to other living things on the basis of evolution. This connection is reflected in the concept of nature, the interaction between living things and nonliving things.Seeing your connection to all things makes you humble and respectful of people, animals, plants and things in nature. It makes you appreciate everything around you. It motivates you to go beyond your comfort zone and reach out to other people, and be the master of all the other things around you.
Growth is a process; therefore, spiritual growth is a daily encounter. We succeed in some, we lose some, but the important thing is to learn, and in this knowledge, continued spiritual growth is possible.