Finding Inner Peace – What Spirituality is All About

When you take a look at the world and all of its hustle and bustle, how many people do you think are truly, genuinely happy? It seems like with how fast the world moves, people either forget to be happy, or they may not know where to find it.

As you are probably well aware, while there are people in the world who are content, and others who would consider themselves happy, there are A LOT of unhappy people in the world. Finding inner peace seems to be a bit of a mystery for many people, but the truth is there is a reason for that inner itch and dissatisfaction you feel. It’s trying to tell you something.

Are You at Peace?

Sure, we could observe the various people around us and in the world all day long to see whether they are happy, but it would be far more beneficial to ask this question of yourself. Are you happy and at peace within your life?

Why is it that finding peace is so difficult for so many of us? Many people have a deep inner dissatisfaction with their lives even if they have material and financial prosperity.

We see it time and time again with people either in our own lives or in shows and movies. But how many people really take the time to dive deep within to discover exactly why they are not happy and at peace?

Why Finding Real Peace is So Tricky

The truth of the matter is, and I know this will sound a bit abstract, but there really isn’t getting around the subject of spirituality and the true nature of our very being if we are truly interested in finding out both why we aren’t at peace inwardly, and how to go about finding that inner peace.

To really get right down to it, there is no happiness to be found in the world that we are in. Trying to find real peace and happiness in the world through various objects and pursuits, is like trying to quench your thirst with salt water.

Even though you’re thirsty, and even though water from the ocean technically is water, if you drink it it will only make you thirstier and then it will eventually kill you. I know that might sound strange, but think about the things we really like to enjoy in life.

Even if they are good for a while, somehow it always seems to go wrong or come to an end. Some might feel a sense of hopelessness that peace is just a fantasy and can’t ever really be found. It isn’t true, it’s just that we’re looking in the wrong places.

The Path to Peace is What Spirituality is All About

Finding real peace is the underlying reason for real spirituality. When I say ‘real spirituality’ I’m talking about being on a spiritual path and taking it seriously. You know, actually walking the path.

It’s interesting that there is so much controversy and fighting when it comes to spirituality and religion, when the alleged end result is supposed to be never ending peace. It’s also interesting that all religious and spiritual paths speak not just of peace while on Earth from doing righteous acts, but of an eventual ultimate paradise of never ending bliss and peace.

Is it possible that there really is a state of being, or awareness in which there is nothing but absolute peace bliss and joy? And is this what we are really searching for whether we know it or not?

What is Spirituality Really?

The truth of the matter is that spirituality is all about finding true bliss and peace along with finding your true self. The ultimate realization is that your true bliss and your true self are one and the same thing.

That’s not to mean that it is all about simply enjoying yourself for who you are while enjoying worldly pleasures. I’m talking about the bliss of your TRUE self, which takes a little work to find and be in touch with.

It’s about searching for those places in our minds that are covering some truth about us, taking a look within it and then letting it go. It’s all about making the unconscious conscious and then letting it go.

It’s about continually taking self inventory and working on yourself the way you’d work on taking care of plants like orchids or a bonsai tree. It’s something that has to be kept up with daily.

Ultimately it’s about dropping our ego, our identification with our personal self, and merging our awareness with true bliss and our true self. It’s a limitless expanse of awareness and consciousness that is transcendent of the physical body, even of time and space.

It’s unlimited joy peace and bliss that is forever constant in the eternal moment of now. Following a spiritual path genuinely and whole heartedly will eventually lead one to this ultimate destination and realization.

If You Want Peace, You Must Follow a Spiritual Path

This post is not to try to convince you to join a particular religious or spiritual path at all. It’s not even to convince you that spirituality is something you MUST be a part of, despite the title of this particular part of this blog post.

However, my interest is in being as real with you as I possibly can. This comes from my life journey into truth and myself from an objective place and what I am sharing with you is what I have found firsthand.

Real spirituality is about finding and being your true self, which is eternal bliss and love. They are one and the same, and the journey to finding this through your own personal experience and realization is the meaning of the life that we are in here.

So you don’t have to follow a religious or spiritual path if you don’t want to. You don’t even have to get involved with spirituality.

But I’m telling you right now that you can find certain levels of joy, satisfaction and contentment in your life in the world, but it will never wholly satisfy. Not to mention the fact that all things born in time vanish with time.

If you are interested in finding real and unshakable peace and happiness that never ends, then at some point it will become necessary for you to adopt some kind of true and authentic spiritual path. All you have to do to start is to look within yourself and your heart and ask yourself what the best thing for you is and follow your hearts guidance, it knows the way.

And what way is that? The way to finding real and true inner peace.

What do you think?  Do you agree or disagree with what I’ve stated here?  I’d love to hear your comments below.

Also, if you are interested in some of the most effective spiritual paths available on the Earth right now for experiencing your own inner joy, feel free to let me know in the comments and I will share with you what I have found to be the most effective available for finding inner peace.


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  1. Kathleen Blair

    I am a Catholic and I read and follow Matthew Kelly at Dynamic Catholic. He is always urging us to become the “best version of ourselves” or at least a “better version of ourselves”. It seems to me that this is the goal of spirituality. Of course there is the life-after-this-one component, and I’m so glad you touched on that, but what good is that really if our souls are starving and miserable here and now?
    I loved your analogy of trying to quench your thirst by drinking salt water with trying to find real peace and happiness through objects and pursuits in this world. So true! Such a good word picture! We have souls, and they need nourishment just like our bodies do. Thank you for these important insights! (Great pictures, too!)

    1. I agree with you, we need to experience peace and bliss now in our lives, rather than suffering and hoping for something better in the afterlife alone. I think it’s definitely possible and maybe even the purpose of this existence in this world to discover how to bring a touch of heaven to the world that we live in while we are here, to ourselves and to our fellow men and women. I appreciate your kinds words and compliments!

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