___________Ten Tips for Growth____________
Spiritual growth is the process of inner awakening, and becoming conscious of our inner being. It means the rising of the consciousness beyond the ordinary existence, and awakening to some universal truths. It means going beyond the mind and the ego and realizing who you really are. Spiritual growth is not a means for escaping from responsibilities, behaving strangely and becoming an impractical person. It is a method of growing and becoming a stronger, happier and a more responsible person.
Acknowledge the fact that you are a spirit with a physical body, not a physical body with a spirit. If you can accept this idea, it will change your attitude towards many things in life.
Analyze your personality and mind, and try to find out what is it that makes you feel conscious and alive.
Be in control of what enters your mind. Open the door for the positive and close it for the negative.
Develop the happiness habit, by always looking at the brighter side of life and endeavoring to be happy. Happiness comes from within. Do not let outer circumstances decide your happiness.
Exercise your will power and decision making ability. This strengthens you and gives you control over your mind.
Thank the universe for everything that you receive.
Develop tolerance, patience, tact and consideration for others in your life.
Read a lot of spiritually uplifting books. Think about what you read, and incorporate this information in changing the path of your life.
Meditate for at least 15 minutes every day. If you do not know how to meditate, refer to books or web sites or consult a teacher who can teach you how to meditate.
Learn to calm your mind through concentration exercises and meditation.