Many people have trouble “fitting” spirituality into their schedules. But this isn’t right. Spirituality doesn’t need to be “fit” into anything.
You can experience spirituality in your everyday life without having to do anything. Spirituality isn’t always something that must be done. It is also something that can be thought of, felt, and believed in. An action is not always required.
Many people struggle with being “too busy” for spirituality. If this is you, I have two suggestions for you. As said above, spirituality does not always require you to do something. Spirituality can be practiced in your everyday life without having to move a finger. Depending on who you are and what you do, this may require little or no effort.
1. Practice Active Mental Awareness
Change your perspective to a spiritual one. During your day, as you do things, practice being actively aware of everything around you. As you do this, remain open. Remaining open will help you absorb everything around you more easily because you will not be allowing your brain to filter out things it may not agree with or be interested in. Opinions and preconceived ideas often keep us from learning new things, or even just noticing new things.
Active mental awareness means to pay attention to everything around you. This may include sounds, smells, and an array visual stimulus. Pay attention. In its simplest form, pay attention.
2. Practice Active Bodily Awareness
Bodily awareness includes being aware of your heartbeat, breathing, taste, small sensations and feelings. This will help you become more in-tune with your bodily functions, little habitual body movements you may not have known about, feelings, and emotions.
As you become more actively aware of this as you do things, it may open you up to a new world of self-learning where you begin to understand why you do things. Body sensations are often a result of something else. As such, while you learn the result, you become able to trace it back to its cause. Through bodily awareness, you are able to learn more about your Self and mind. All things are related. This may all become very obvious to you after a short while.
Above, I have given you two ways to exert spirituality in your everyday life without physically doing anything. Any sort of active and positive mental or body supervision would fit into this category. Even if the body is busy, the mind can never be too busy. It is capable of holding multiple trains of thoughts. Even if you are “too busy for spirituality,” you can take pride in this.