When I was in my 30s, I used to be in a melancholic mood and rather sad. I thought time would lessen my suffering, but that wasn't really happening. Not until I started to ask myself what the real spiritual qualities are and how to free myself from all the accumulated sorrow and bad feelings and attain Divine clarity and joy once again.
Going through various life experiences and searching for qualities of lasting spiritual nature, I formed my own set of virtues that I abide by every day and that I know you can find them extremely helpful too. They can help you realize your own higher self and lift up your spirit toward God and His Sweet Divine Will.
These qualities have been crystallizing in me for quite some time, and now, after many years of aspiration and effort, they have brought to me a permanent clarity, joy, and fantastic feeling of freedom.
These 12 spiritual virtues that I practice and try to improve every day are:
These qualities are all mutually connected and they complement each other. Every day, one of them stands out the most, while the others follow and contribute to its shine. When that happens, I put all my focus into it. Just let this happen to you spontaneously and let your Divine spirit guide you in this.
“Our lives improve only when we take chances — and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” ~Walter Anderson.
Most people live their lives hiding behind a mask. As young children, we are in contact with our true self, but as we grow up, we start to wear masks in order to blend in with society more easily.
In time, we get used to wearing this mask, we hide behind them more and more, and they take over our identity. They become traps from which we can escape increasingly more difficult. Any transformation is hard, because we tend to resist changing ourselves. Even if we desire to change ourselves, the process is slow, because we are afraid of the unknown.
But sooner or later we have to accept the fact that our masks have become too tight to wear, and utterly inappropriate.
On the other hand, what happens when our masks become weaker? We usually feel vulnerable, naked, as if people can see right through us. But this actually is a good thing. When this happens, you can feel your inner freedom is being reborn, and you have established a link to your True Self again.
Only when you are ready to abandon the feelings of false security and when you decide to start following the path of sincerity can you make this contact.
Sincerity to yourself means taking action, because only action can bring changes in your life. You cannot fake sincerity. Each one of us has to make this step toward their Higher self, their essence, God in them, on their own.
This step doesn't have to be a gigantic one, in fact, it is enough to move little by little. The results will be incredible. When you decide to get the weight of your own deception off your shoulders, you will sense the taste of the perfect freedom and joy.
Sometimes it is just a glimpse of light and insight, but it is certainly something you won't forget easily. Being honest to yourself is the most certain way to find yourself on the path of complete self-realization.
Here are some tips that may help you become a more sincere person:
What can be more important than getting rid of illusion? Sincerity means having a deep awareness about yourself, about your deeds and actions.
You have to know who you are, what you are, what you feel, what your thoughts are, what your intentions are, what you decisions are in every single moment of time.
Why would you need to harbor lies, secretes, and deceit in the first place? They stain your etheric body and other lower bodies of your microcosm, which sooner or later results in deterioration of the health of your physical body.
Being sincere means making confession to your True Self, God in you, the Father of your microcosm. It enables a fantastic purification of your own character traits.