We are, each of us, worthy. Equally worthy. We all exist because nature wanted a “you”.
You know you can’t live a perfect life. You make mistakes, you get tickets, and you fall down. Some days are better than others. But most of us are not as understanding about our spiritual lives as we are about our physical. Why is that? Why do we feel that we need to be absolutely perfect in our spiritual lives, when we can’t even manage to do that in our physical lives?
I think part of the problem is that we focus too much on what we feel at the moment. The danger of expecting perfection is that any little mistake turns into a big deal. When you have a white shirt on, even a single hair shows up. That’s why it is important to realize that we are never going to be perfect people. We need to cut ourselves some slack. That doesn’t mean abandoning your principles, it just means being realistic.
Never say never. That’s the first step in a long tumble to disappointment and resentment. Just because at this point in your life it is working for you doesn’t mean that it always will, or even that it always should. People change and grow and their spiritual life should grow and change with them. If your spiritual life stays the same, it will grow stagnant and you’ll either drag it along with you like a heavy load or drop it like a lead nickel. Either way, it is not healthy.
Your spiritual life can lift you up or take you down; it is up to you. If you want your spiritual life to remain healthy and growing, then you need to cut yourself some slack. Don’t create walls, break them down. Don’t live in a bubble, but accept those around you in love and understanding, realizing that everyone is on their own journey in their spiritual lives. Just because their leg of the journey is not meshing with yours doesn’t make it any less important.
Always remember that your spiritual life should bring you peace. Don’t complicate it and have it bring you confusion and frustration instead. Take it one day at a time and learn to forgive yourself when you don’t live up to your expectations.
Kate Croston is a freelance writer, holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes guest posts for different sites and loves contributing home internet service related topics. Questions or comments can be sent to: katecroston.croston09 @ gmail.com.(Bold, italicized text is input from One World class participants. Thank you!)