“You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.”
When we search ourselves, we find that our spiritual ‘house’ needs cleaned as well.
Here are 12 ways that we prevent ourselves from growing spiritually. Thankfully, we can typically let all of these go once we realize that they are there. It’s a new year, no time like the present!
:: We Shouldn’t Limit Ourselves
There are no limits to this life. When we come up against something that we feel is beyond us, that wall is typically erected by us. Take it down!
:: We Are Not Our Jobs
Nothing makes us lose touch with our true nature like our association of ourselves with our moneymaking endeavors.
:: Don’t Be Self-Critical
There is often no one more critical of you than YOU. While usually well-intended, there are better paths to self-improvement.
:: Let Go Of Anxiety
We often suffer from fear-based anxiety. That which is unfamiliar or unknown should produce exhilaration rather than fear.
:: Don’t Take Things Personally
The hurt we feel from someone else’s words or actions is self-inflicted. Instead, we would serve ourselves better to stay balanced, focused, and find humor in ourselves!
:: Why Feel Guilty?
This is a typical feeling that serves no function whatsoever. If you did something in need of forgiveness, then seek it. But if you’re living in your truth, let it go!
If there is a task to do that’s important, give yourself time to do it thoroughly. When we delay it, we risk cutting corners to complete it.
:: Beware Of The Company You Keep
It is too easy to be influenced by the negativity of others. It’s OK to leave someone behind who brings you down.
:: Don’t Seek Approval
Instead of seeking the approval of others, seek your own self-esteem. If you do that, approval will come, only this way it will be healthy rather than attention-seeking.
:: Let Go Of The Past
Instead, live in the present! Remembering negative things in our past only limits us today.
:: Don’t Be Attached
The roots of suffering lie in attachment to things in this world, according to Buddhism. Unhealthy attachment to things, ideas, people, and illusions holds us back. See if you can let some of it go!
:: Let Go Of Distracting Habits
In this world, it’s so easily to get distracted, and most of the things that distract us are completely unnecessary to functional existence. It’s one thing to indulge, but it’s another to indulge too much.