Working on spiritual growth within yourself offers a variety of benefits to take advantage of such as increased happiness and improve patience. While going to church can be helpful when it comes to aiding spiritual growth, but it isn't the only option you have. Here are a few other steps you can take to ensure success on your quest for spiritual fulfillment:
Commit to Meditation
Meditating is a great way to grow spiritually because it gives you the time and tools you need to dig deep into your consciousness and learn more about your true self. Meditation takes a lot of practice and can be overwhelming at first, so start slow by sitting down to meditate for just five minutes a day until you're used to the practice and slowly build the time frame up to 20 minutes or more during each session.
To help yourself focus during meditation sessions, pop in a CD that will guide you through your practice or at the very least provide you with soothing nature sounds or music that helps you to relax and focus.
Join a Support Group
Luckily, there are a variety of spiritual support groups available both in person and online that you can tap into to gin insight from others who have already traversed the initial path of spiritual growth. By joining a support group you'll gain ideas and techniques to help you further your growth at home, and give yourself a social outlet that corresponds with your personal beliefs and lifestyle.
Find a Growth Guide
One of the best ways to optimize your spiritual growth is to find a guide who will work one-on-one with you. A spiritual guide is there to answer all of your questions, help you put together a meditation and growth plan, and aid in replacing components of your spiritual program that aren't working well for you. Some guides are also willing to work with you in different aspects of your lifestyle including diet, hobbies, and even your career. If you are not comfortable working with a person, you can use a book or plan as guidance for spiritual growth.
Practice for Perfection
You can't expect spiritual growth if you don't put the tools you learn along the way into practice, so it's important to make a commitment to ongoing practice of everything you learn and choose to implement into your lifestyle. For example, if you choose to meditate on a daily basis you'll need to schedule some time in each day to get it done or you'll find that it's easy to go weeks or months without practicing at all.
You may find that it is easier to communicate with others as well as get along with friends and family as your spirituality grows.