Many people think being spiritual equals being religious. You may be thinking spirituality is not one of your traits, without recognizing that you could be more spiritual than most of the people around you.
Spirituality comes naturally to a human being. There is an aspect of spirituality in every human being. How do you recognize if you are in touch with your spiritual side?
You love nature
Do you always find yourself lying on the ground on your back gazing at the stars? Do you marvel at the rising sun?
If you keep finding each day new marvel, your spiritual side is awakened. Admiring the beauty of the universe is a trait of spirituality.
You respect life
Respecting life is a tenet of spirituality. The Buddhists know this and respect life devoutly. The life of the smallest bug equals the life of the elephant. Life is interconnected as life force flows through living and non-living objects.
You do not necessarily have to be vegan in order to respect life. Ancient cultures that relied on hunting like the Native American Indians recognized the spirit of all animals they caught in a hunt, and said a blessing for it for sustaining their lives by giving up its own.
You listen in to nature
Do you wake up at night to listen to the sounds of the night? Or take walks in the forest to look at the blooming flowers, hear the crickets chirp and smell the wonderful scent of the pines?
Appreciating what is around you is a strong sign that you are in harmony and serenity with nature. You are connected to Mother Nature and take strength by letting your senses tap into her life force.
You are positive
Staying positive even in the face of adversity is a sign of believing that there is a greater force of good that will eventually see bad situations get right. Staying optimistic could be said to be a form of prayer that all will be alright.
The spiritualist influences happy thoughts even in those around him. This is the touch of a strong spirit that is able to rally those that have flagging spirit in the face of challenges.
If people keep looking up to you for guidance in challenging times, your strong spirit has something to do with it.
You are ready to help
Have you often been described as a Good Samaritan? Are you a natural do-gooder?
Your spirit responds strongly to others in distress. This also shows you practice the Golden Rule without knowing it, but recognize that is only through a helping hand that everyone gets along.
If you are displaying the above traits, then you are a spiritual person who loves the world — and the world loves you back. ♥