By Milind Kher
Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds
Spirituality is all about a sense of connection. A sense of connection with the self, with people around us, and with the universe. It is the pinnacle of relationships. Spirituality is a very holistic concept. It looks after not only how people are doing emotionally; it looks after their physical and ethical aspects as well. We get a very good idea of the positive impact of spiritual training when we look at all the aspects of living of people who have undergone it.
When we look at people like the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Matthieu Ricard, and similar people, we find that they are indeed much-evolved souls. People, who are sound in their learning, health as well as their relationships. People, who are aware of the unity of being. People who are able to transcend all human-made barriers and establish a connection. Spirituality actually provides us with a cure to many of the maladies that afflict the world. Sickness, suffering, depression, anger, hate – are all phenomena that can be addressed very well through spiritualism.
Spiritual inclination builds character and relationships. And it is character and relationships that help us do significant and positive things. It is not enough for us to merely believe things ourselves. We have to become evangelists and actively help to spread the contagion.
Spirituality is a great healer. Given the mind-body connection, when we get detox at the level of the psyche, it happens at the mental level and then at a spiritual level as well. Spirituality greatly helps us understand and enhance relationships as well. We learn not just tolerance, we learn to understand the other person’s model of the world as well. That promotes mutual understanding, harmony, and helps people work together in a synergistic fashion.
There is a need to relook spiritualism in a new way altogether. It is not something that is the exclusive domain of saints. Spirituality is something for each one of us to practice.
Spirituality is our hope for the future. Spirituality will definitely redeem humankind.
About the Author
Milind Kher is an Emotional Intelligence Specialist, an NLP Practitioner, and an ICF Certified Life Coach. He works with the human mind and human relationships to enable personal and professional excellence. He is a subject matter expert in all areas of certifications.