7 Ways Of How We Dull Ourselves Down Spiritually And What To Do About It
Of course there are many other ways but in this post I mention seven of the most common ones that came to me right now, and what to do to about any kind of dullness and stuckness in life.
See if you can relate:
1. We are not following the natural unfolding of life, but always try to change or control our experience in some way.
The natural flow of life unfolds moment to moment, and we know it intuitively.
We know what to do, you know exactly what to do, but the fear of uncertainty keeps us away from our right path.
Remember; the ego wants us to stay in the box where it’s comfortable, while our true life is actually outside the comfort zone! (or, “the box”)
Intuitively we always know what to do in every moment.
2. There’s too much concern about what others might think of us.
We keep our opinions to ourselves, only to rehears them afterwards in our mind-made drama where we most certainly will ‘tell them off’, which never happens in real life!
We don’t want to rock the boat so we continue walk on egg-shells for others, or if we are ‘noble’ we call it that we just want to spare them, or protect their feelings from being hurt, which is just plain rubbish; we can never know how someone might react, and besides, we are not responsible for other peoples feelings and reactions.
Another way of being too concerned of what others might think is when we keep ourselves in boxes of stereotypes and preconceived opinions about how people should behave, which includes ourselves and the roles we play for others.
Stop tending to the mask, instead tend to the being behind it!
Here’s a post that you might like:
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Seuss
3. We let ourselves be fooled into believing the minds idea of recreation and relaxation.
We believe the mind that tells us to unwind and relax with drugs or alcohol.
(I’m not saying that there’s something wrong with having a glass of wine or whatever now and then, but I’m sure you get my point)
It’s impossible to be present when lulling yourself away to some kind of mood-altered LaLa-land by substances!
4. We believe that there’s a division between life and spiritual life, when in fact everything can be done through/from Spirit.
Simple attentive awareness of our “why’s” is the key;
Why do I chose to do this, why do I want to say this, why do I want this, why do I watch this, etc.
Everything in life is spiritual.
5. We are too future oriented so the ‘should have’s’ and ‘musts’ has taken over completely and we go through life like a dog on a leach with the ego as our leader!
We are way too serious and strict with ourselves and others.
Smile more, let things go more, be more like a child, play more, be goofy, let loose a bit.
6. We avoid so called negative emotions and frenetically try to think positively, while the fastest way to transcend anything is by accepting – not by desperately trying to improve or by avoiding ‘what is’.
Here’s a couple of posts about this subject that might be of interest:
There’s nothing wrong with feeling down at times, it’s the non-acceptance that creates suffering, not the emotions themselves.
Accept yourself fully.
7. We don’t allow ourselves to grow, we are not being teachable and open to new input.
We think have it all figured out and that we know it all.
Look at yourself; where are you being rigid and closed, what beliefs are you holding on to the most?
Are you open to the possibility that the opposite can be valid or true as well?
Just take a closer look at how you are allowing yourself to be contracted and closed to any kind of freshness and newness in life.
Being spiritually dull is the same as not being fully alive!
Hence the expression of being spiritually asleep, or being in a trance state of sleepwalking.