Happiness and Spirituality

Truly happy people are also spiritual people. To develop your spirituality take a comprehensive and critical look at your belief system, examine your motivations, and understand your feelings. It is also important that you do these things on a regular basis as well as considering the decisions you’ve made and how they have affected your life and those around you. Try to gain a deeper understanding of the relationships you have and the habits you have that give insight regarding the goals you’ve set for yourself. Continue to develop and strengthen your good qualities and work on eliminating those negative traits if you have them.

To deepen your spirituality and help it grow, you should continue to work on and improve your values, morals, beliefs, and positive experiences. Improving these qualities will help you develop meaning in your quest for spirituality and ultimately help you psychologically become a happier person. Often times when your spirituality grows you may very well understand the meaning of your life’s purpose. You will gain wisdom from your connections to those close to you and around you, and you will gain knowledge from your experiences, actions, and how you react to the situations that develop. Recognizing the connections that you have in your environment, the people, nature, plants, and animals and being respectful of all that there is will help you spiritually grow and develop Zen.

Learning to meditate spiritually may help you to look inside yourself seeking the wisdom and calmness that you’ve been looking for in developing balance, awareness, and harmony. There are different styles and ways to meditate and you’ll have to research this on your own to find the one that works best for you. However, I would like to give you a couple of examples to get you started in reaching a higher awareness, help you clear your mind so that you can reduce distractions, and by focusing on your inner self and reaching a higher state of consciousness.

Transcendental Meditation is a well known technique but what most fail to realize is that you would have to practice it for a considerable amount of time before reaching enlightenment. Of course the more you practice it the more you will benefit. This technique is not difficult to master and you don’t have to concern yourself with special breathing and postures. You only need to sit quietly, relaxed and in a comfortable position, and just focus on your own deep breathing. This type of meditation will help you improve balance, harmony, and creativity. In fact the only challenge to practicing this technique is sticking with it and that’s up to you to decide if it is really a challenge.

Vibrational Meditation is a technique that uses a phrase or mantra that is repeated and focused on throughout the meditation session and all you have to do is concentrate and focus on your selected phrase. Any short positive affirmation type phrase will do as long as it is one that will keep you focused. The phrase I like to use is “Ong Ma Lee Bae Mae Hong.” I learned this from Master Chunyi Lin who is the creator of “Spring Forest Gigong,” (pronounced Chi Gong.) This is a very old six word chant used by Buddhists and Buddhist Monks in Tibet. It is a healing chant and each word has specific properties. “Ong” represents the wisdom of the Universe. “Ma Lee” represents a person’s ever changing heart. “Bae Mae” represents the heart’s purity. “Hong” represents enlightenment and the relationship a person has with the wisdom of God or the Universe. Each word has a specific healing function that is relative to the human body. The sound of “Ong” has healing properties for the eyes, ears, nose, and the head in general. The sound of “Ma Lee” has healing properties for the heart, lungs, throat, and shoulders. The sound of “Bae Mae” has healing properties for the back, spine, stomach, and intestinal tract. The sound of “Hong” has healing properties for the body’s joints and legs. When these six words are used together they bring a powerful balance to the energy of your body and help connect you to the healing energy of the Universe. Master Lin says it is one of his favorite chants and I agree. He also says, “each sound is a healing sound and the meaning is: Open your heart. Go to the Universe. In the oneness you will find the truth of yourself.”

I also have another favorite mantra or phrase that I like to use during my meditation. I learned this one from Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and it comes from an ancient Hawaiian healing technique called “Ho’oponopono.” This mantra is actually four smaller phrase joined together and I consider them to be the four most powerful phrases in the Universe. They really don’t need an explanation, you can say them to your inner self and your higher being, and you can express them anytime you feel like and in any order. They are, “I’m sorry, forgive me, thank you, and I love you.” Feel free to use these if you like or make up one of your own as long as it is one that supports your beliefs and is one that helps you focus during your meditation.

Another excellent meditation technique is the Walking Meditation. This is a great way to exercise and meditate at the same time. When you meditate while walking you will feel a stronger connection to Nature and the world around you. The concept is to focus your mind while walking and there are a couple of ways you could do this. One way is to focus on each step taken to keep your mind clear and free from racing and random thoughts. The way I prefer is to keep my head up and shoulders back while walking and focus on deep breathing. At first you may find this to be somewhat of a challenge because as you are walking, your heart rate is increasing, and your breathing becomes shallow. By focusing on your breathing, taking in long slow deep breathes filling your lungs to full capacity, and exhaling long and slow emptying your lungs as much as possible, you will get the benefit of exercise as well as exchanging the stale air stored in your lungs through normal shallow breathing.

When you breathe normally your breathing is shallow and consequently you are using only the top third of your lungs. The air in the bottom two thirds of your lungs doesn’t get used and becomes stale air. When you practice deep breathing by filling your lungs to capacity and emptying them as much as possible you provide all of your lungs with fresh air. You don’t have to do this for a long period of time, just a few minutes periodically will be fine although you can do it as much as you want, and you should practice deep breathing whether you are walking or not. When I go out for a walk my heart rate is up, I am perspiring, and my breathing becomes shallow, however when I focus on deep breathing I am able to slow my breathing down to seven or eight breathes per minute.

It may be somewhat of a challenge for you, in the beginning, to focus on just one thing, such as a phrase or mantra and deep breathing, due to all the thoughts that race through your mind at any given moment, however those should be all the more reasons you should practice meditation. The great thing about meditation is, even though it may seem difficult at first and it does take some time to master, the more you engage in meditation, the healthier your body, mind, and spirit will be, and your life will become more peaceful and Zen.

Your daily life is most likely complex and very busy and because of this I am sure there are things that will bother you and annoy you from time to time throughout your day. Learning to meditate and becoming more spiritual is a very effective process in managing the stressors in your life. Practicing spirituality and meditation you will become more emotionally balanced creating a feeling of Zen calmness in your life. Soon you will begin to see that the aggravation and those little annoyances of life don’t seem to bother you as much as they use to and quite possibly you’ll feel you have more control over what’s going on in your life.

An excellent side benefit of being spiritually Zen is that it will strengthen your physical body as well. Your emotions will be better balanced,  you won’t worry so much about the little things, your immune system will become stronger so you will physically feel better, and your spirituality will become deeper leading to a more calm and peaceful life of Zen.

The mind has incredible powers and combined with a positive mental state and spiritual healing it has even more power to improve your self esteem and conquer mental illness. If your current mental state is a positive one, your mind can have the ability to heal many illnesses, but if your current mental state is a negative one in can work the other way as well by creating a sickness. Practicing spiritual meditation and maintaining a healthy positive mental attitude is the key to leading a healthier and happier life. You will have more energy and experience a great sense of balance.

Spiritual healing requires a complete holistic process that considers the whole person. The American Indians are greatly skilled in the art of spiritual healing and believe in healing the person, not just a part, or just the disease. Learning Yoga is an excellent way to begin your spiritual healing. Yoga is very popular and you should not have much difficulty in find a style that is right for you. It is this process of meditation and stretching that will give you a sense of balance, calmness, and a positive outlook. The stretching meditation of Yoga will help you develop strength and flexibility and that will add to your positive outlook as well.

If you learn Yoga, meditation, and a martial art you will have an excellent trilogy leading to improved health in the trilogy of body, mind, and spirit. Yoga can help improve stomach ailments, depression, headaches, high blood pressure, and several other ailments as well. Yoga, meditation, deep breathing, stretching, and martial arts can greatly improve and or eliminate many health issues. You should always consult with your doctor or health care provider for any health concerns that you may have and by doing so you will have a well rounded synergistic approach for your body, mind, and spirit.

To help you improve your ability to spiritually heal you will need to focus your energy. You can focus your energy by stretching and this will help the energy flow through your muscles. Flex every part of your body that you can. I start by holding my feet and rolling my ankles in both directions, flexing my knees, rotating at the waist in both directions, arm rolls in both directions, shoulder flexes, extending fingers and toes, and neck rolls in both directions. Next, I sit quietly, close my eyes, and meditate while breathing in long and slow through my nose, and exhaling long and slow through my nose.  Lastly, during my quiet meditation I try to let go of any negativity that may be going on in my mind to include guilt, anger, and regrets. Negativity will keep you from reaching a spiritually higher realm and prevent you from achieving balance and harmony in your body, mind, and spirit.

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