The topic of spirituality has steadily gained momentum over the years, but what does authentic spirituality represent and how does it impact our everyday lives? From my personal experiences, I believe that the core essence of spirituality involves the process of becoming more heart-centered. This is challenging in a world dominated by the intellect.
When we are heart-centered, we feel neutral peace. We don’t judge others, we simply observe.
A Transcendent Event
I became seriously interested in the topic of spirituality when I experienced an ‘awakening of consciousness’ during my senior year in college at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. During the occurrence, I felt an interconnectedness to everything around me, including space itself. My heart-center opened, and during this time, I could feel only peace and understanding. I explain the event in my book, A Spiritual Journey.
- Each one of us has a direct connection to God, or Source, regardless of our religious beliefs and backgrounds. This connection is found in our heart center.
- If we wish to live a more harmonious life, then living from the heart will provide that guidance.
How do we know when we are living from the heart? If you are feeling peaceful, then you are living from your heart. The goal is to live from your heart as much as possible.
Authored by Susan Kapatoes, founder of Inspire Your Journey.