Spirituality in daily life


Being spiritual, at its core, is just being aware of the spirit inside and attending to its needs. My body has material needs of food, cleanliness, exercise etc. which I fulfil duly as it keeps me running. Similarly, my soul too has needs of purity, positivity, righteous living, love etc.  So when my soul is deprived of its needs, how can I realign my soul and body to become one, which is the secret and primary need of success in any field?

self-beingRighteous living pertains to, but is not limited to, doing the right thing always, which we have made very difficult for ourselves in today’s life. We have become so used to doing things as per our convenience, that we don’t care whether what we are doing is morally and ethically right. So, who is really harmed here? Not others, but only our soul, which is getting engrossed and heavy. We can really feel the difference when we do something good, especially something good for others; we feel good and light. It’s a beautiful feeling, isn’t it!

So what I am trying to speak of here is a basic need, and the primary teaching in every religious and spiritual institution – the right way of living. If there is anything more important to spirituality than this, it is the right way of thinking, which again eventually builds up to righteous living.

Now one may ask how do I know what is right and what is wrong? Well, the soul always knows it, and guides us too! What we have to do is be aware of the presence of our soul inside. Believe me, you can listen to it. But to be able to listen to your inner Self takes a lot of practice, and this practice is best known as meditation. So I believe including this very practice of listening to the soul in our daily life, acts as the first and very important step towards finding spirituality in our daily life.

As they say, “Keep calm and meditate”.



Photography by MONA MISHRA

Anchal Shrivastavaalanda

About Anchal Shrivastava

Anchal Shrivastava lives in Pune, India. A Renaissance man with a passion for life itself, he learns from observation, experience and most of all the insights from the heart.

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  1. Avatar Karni Ram Meena : November 26, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I like the article.

    Karni Ram Meena

  2. Very nice!

  3. Avatar Kufre udeme ime : April 28, 2017 at 4:56 am

    How can someone become simplicity to everyone?

  4. Avatar R.Lekshmyvarahan. : May 2, 2017 at 5:52 am

    I would like to know more

  5. Beautiful, excellent, I really love this spiritual message. It’s helped to bring my BP down.

  6. The article is much more relevant to those people living in a life of turmoil.

  7. Avatar Orville Douglas : November 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I’m very much interested in your work. How can I start?

    Thanks, Orville Bob Douglas

  8. It is really working.

  9. Meditation is really great. It controls the mind and empties the mind and gives more receiving power in the classroom.

  10. Being ‘uncomfortable with virtue ethics in law’ is completely normal. People like the law to be impartial and clear, so that they can know.

  11. Hi, awesome, I really love this spiritual message. Thank you for sharing this article.

  12. I have just discovered that I no longer feed my soul with words as I used to. That is where my spiritual dissatisfaction came from. Thanks for this write up. God bless u. Amen

  13. Hey,
    great article i love this spiritual message
    thanks for sharing

  14. I have reached a point in my life where i question everything. I believe in ghosts because i have seen them, i believe in good and evil as i have witnessed both. I guess what i am trying to say is, “Does something exist simply because we believe it exists?” I am lost. As a Buddhist i try to be a good person, help those less fortunate than me, but this becomes more & more difficult for me to do. I don’t have anyone to confide in so i try to meditate and find my own way. Am i on my own or do other people feel as i do?

  15. Hi you have a wonderful site. Thank you for sharing with us.

  16. Meditation really helps everyone to listen to the soul.

  17. I liked the msg very much. How one can listen to the soul as a constant guide?

  18. Avatar Susan Mathews : July 21, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I was distressed this afternoon so I started reading the July issue of Heartfulness Magazine. I went to my meditation corner and began reading the article on Spirituality. It truly touched my heart in a good way. Unimportant little things like arguing, miscommunicating, hurt feelings etc. really aren’t good for your soul.The important things are being a good person, loving yourself and others, helping others, taking care of yourself and most importantly loving God.I feel much better now.

  19. Thanks for sharing such an amazing article.

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