I am still on the intense diet and countless different supplements prescribed by naturopaths and based on internet findings, but I am finally starting to truly understand how healing works from the inside out. I have learned that personally, in order to feel happy and fulfilled, a spiritual journey must in some way be part of my lifestyle. I believe that I have powerful, untapped potential. In fact, I believe that EVERYONE has powerful, untapped potential. I go to a great college. I've always considered myself an 'academic'. I want to be smart. I want to be well-read. I want to be an expert in something, but I realize now that I must first learn how to balance my mind, body, and spirit. The priority is happiness. I have always been very passionate about the study of Anthropology, but I see now that it shouldn't be my main life objective. For me at least, reading an academic paper is not the purest way of bettering myself.
I know that the spiritual is not everyone's 'cup of tea'. If you're not interested in this post, don't read it. I have no intention of making spirituality the focus of my blog, but I do want to post on it now and then. My main purpose for writing about this here is to affirm my commitment to it. I do not expect to find '10 quick steps to enlightenment'. For those of you who have read Salinger's Franny & Zooey, I don't expect to just say the Jesus prayer until I understand the universe. This is about how I want to live my life. This is a lifestyle blog, and this is part of my lifestyle. For those of you who are interested, here are some spiritual things I've been looking at for information and motivation:
On Netflix:(clicking image will bring you to movie's netflix page)
1. Happy: This documentary isn't necessarily focused on spirituality, but is simply about what makes people happy. They talk to people who are happy despite a lack of material wealth and try to discern what life factors lead to happiness.
2. Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditations: I absolutely love these. they put me in a relaxed state more quickly than any other meditation method I've ever tried. The youtube channel (linked through the image above) is great because each of the meditations vary in length. Whether you want to do a twenty-minute meditation or an hour long meditation, they have one available. I have a friend who's been using me as practice for her Reiki healing techniques, and playing these in the background makes it much more intense!
While I know this might not interest everyone, I hope at least some of you will click a few of these links! Like I said, I hope to be doing posts like this every now and then!