Spirit or Human?

July 27, 2012

In the post, The Basics: Building your Base through Spirituality – My Story, I mentioned how I enjoy spending the quiet time when I first wake up, before anyone else at home wakes up, just thinking and reflecting on life. When is your quiet thinking time? Maybe that time doesn’t happen first thing in the morning for you. Maybe it’s at the beginning of your lunch break when you are finally alone for the first time all day. Maybe it’s on the drive home. Maybe it’s when you are out for a walk or jog. Maybe it’s just before bed. Whatever the time is, it’s a gift. What will you do with that time? Use it wisely, because it is your time to work on you, and to become the person that you are ultimately here to be.

Here are some questions to ask yourself, and you can start a journal with the answers:
1) What do you value?
2) What truly makes you happy?
3) What motivates you?
4) What are you passionate about?
5) Do you have a vision for your life?
6) Does that vision line up with what your Creator has put inside of you (i.e. do you have a passion for something or a special skill/talent)?
7) Is it your vision, or the vision others around you have for you?
8) Are you being true to yourself and who you are on the inside and out?
9) What can you do to get to know yourself better?
10) All quiet thinking times are not spiritual times, you may be just relaxing. When you are thinking during that time, what do you think about? Are there better things that you could be thinking about?
11) When you finish answering the questions above, ask yourself, are all of the answers healthy?
12) What are you going to do to develop and be in touch with your spirit?

Don’t look back at your life and think, “I never became the person I was meant to be.” Live your life to the fullest. Connect your spirit to your reality, and live a life that fulfills who you are in both the flesh, and in the spirit. Look back at your life and think, “that is exactly who I was created to be, and I love it.” Take those quiet moments, and let them permeate your daily life so that you are walking, talking, and living as a spiritual person. I was not able to find a direct source for this quote, so it may not be accurate, but, in the words of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

~ Cece

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