Embarking on a spiritual journey is making a commitment to discover who you truly are, and live life more openly and more in sync with your deeper self. It’s a journey that will give you the strength you need to understand and overcome the challenges that might come your way with grace and dignity.
However, the idea of being on a spiritual journey is sometimes misunderstood by certain people, something that, over time, has led to certain myths being born. In this article, I wanted to share some of the most common myths that might hinder your progress when it comes to this important journey.
1. The destination is the only one that counts
Many people focus on the destination rather than the journey, but this is a common pitfall that usually makes them feel bitter and overwhelmed. The reason why you shouldn’t look at enlightenment simply as a goal is that spirituality should be a part of your essence and not something that exists outside of you.
It’s important not to become fixated on achieving enlightenment at the end of your spiritual journey, and instead, center your whole attention on what each stage of the journey can teach you. This way, you’ll make sure you learn valuable lessons and make real progress.
2. Being on a spiritual journey means isolating yourself from other people
This seems to be a widely spread belief, but it couldn’t be less true. In fact, becoming a more spiritual person will actually bring you closer to other people, as it will make you more empathetic and more willing to let others into your life to make powerful connections with them.
Embarking on a spiritual journey is often perceived as gaining admission into an exclusive club that only a few can access. Well, simply put, it’s not. Keep in mind that true spirituality is meant to make us feel more connected and a bigger part of this world, not the other way around.
3. Spiritual people are disconnected from the “real world”
The idea that spiritual people live in their own “bubble”, away from the rest of the world that has to deal with “real problems”, is simply not true. You can embark on a spiritual journey without feeling like you have to detach yourself from certain things in life.
Letting go of negativity and emotional burdens in your life can definitely help you on your journey, but that doesn’t mean you should pretend like the bad things aren’t real, or ignore the truth in your life. Acknowledging that life is not always perfect is what makes the whole spiritual experience more authentic and more valuable to you.
The important thing is not to give up
Being on a spiritual journey can sometimes feel overwhelming, and all these myths can be very confusing at times. But it’s the way to a better, more fulfilled life, so you shouldn’t let anything stop you from going down this road.
The good news is that you don’t have to do it all alone. If you need further guidance and assistance on your journey, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter and keep up with my blog posts.