The phrase “spiritual awakening” probably doesn’t mean anything to the average person. To a sceptic, it might even sound like hippie mumbo-jumbo. However, being in touch with your inner self, mindfulness, and conscious thinking can have many practical uses. It can be especially beneficial for professionals looking to develop themselves for personal growth or to further themselves professionally.
Let’s first define what spiritual awakening is. Contrary to what you may be thinking, spiritual awakening has little to do with religion. Instead, it refers to the process of cultivating and deepening your connection with your soul. Through it, you can rediscover yourself and find a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. Here’s how spiritual development can be a positive for your career:
It Gives You Back Control of Yourself
For most of us the days pass by in a blur. In addition to living in such a fast-paced world, many people tend to fall into mindless daily routines that make it easy to mentally check out. This is because traditional training and educational practices typically prepare us for stepping into predetermined roles, and nothing else outside of fulfilling that role.
Everyone feels bogged down at work at one point or another. You may feel as though your head is in a perpetually fog. Hours go by, but you barely notice the passage of time. You may not even know what day it is without first consulting your phone or a calendar.
Getting in touch with your spiritual self can help you take back control. Knowing yourself better allows you to unshackle yourself from your programming and establish dominance over your thoughts and your actions. It also puts the power of charting your course back into your hands.
It Gives You Purpose
One of the major benefits of getting to know yourself on a deeper level is that it reveals answers to questions that you may have already been asking yourself. Questions such as: “What is my reason for existing?”, “Am I living or just being?”, or “Why am I confined to these circumstances?” can all be answered with spiritual awakening.
Many workers feel that they are only a cog in a corporate machine. They may make a good wage and achieve their target KPIs, but they are devoid of a sense of purpose. Spirituality can change that mindset into a more fulfilling perspective: one that helps them recognise their worth and importance as an individual. With a more assured sense of self, you can produce better work and find a higher level of satisfaction in your job.
It Clears Stagnation
Many young professionals complain about “feeling stuck”, but are unable to substantiate why they feel that way. There are many reasons why someone might feel stagnation at work: it may be that they no longer find the work rewarding or challenging. Other times, it’s paralysing fear that can hinder a worker from advancing. External forces could be at play, too.
The process of spiritual awakening with a coach that you trust and are comfortable with can help you confront exactly what it is that is keeping you from success. It can also help rid you of the perspective that you are only a victim of your circumstances. From there, you can take responsibility for your life and choices, dismiss negative thoughts and energies, and focus on what’s important.
It Turns Transitions into Triumphs
Despite being the only constant in the world, change can be very difficult for some people to handle. It’s understandable: the idea of having to let go of certain comforts can be hard to accept.
Going through a transitional phase in your professional life can be extremely stressful. Whether you’ve been promoted, are taking on more responsibilities, or have been laid off for reasons beyond your control, change often comes with a significant amount of dread and trepidation. Through spiritual awakening, you’ll be equipped with the mental and spiritual tools to grow and flourish in your current circumstances. An enlightened perspective will help you see the world from a different angle. Where most people see a closed door, you’ll see one that can be opened from both sides if you know yourself and what you’re capable of. You’ll learn how to take both your triumphs and losses with grace and self-respect.
Working with a spiritual life coach and going on a journey of spiritual awakening can be a deeply transformative and rewarding experience for any professional. It can help you make a change, even after years of conditioning, self-doubt, and insecurity. It will finally identify the roadblocks that were hampering you from having a successful, fulfilling career, and work actively to overcome them one by one. Don’t allow your scepticism to keep you from trying out an advantageous self-development process!