When we fail to open our minds to the possibilities of what we can learn and how we can change, we will always inhibit spiritual and emotional growth and as a consequence, will fail to move forward, or understand how we could have contributed to our issues or circumstances differently.
Just because we grow older, doesn’t mean we will grow wiser, more mature or will attain spiritual growth. As we continue life’s journey, we will go through sequences that will test our abilities to listen and express ourselves, but we mustn’t give up.
The very nature of an experience allows us to heal and grow, but for it to work successfully, we must continue to work at it. Spiritual growth is about releasing the emotions that weigh us down, the exact emotions we need to let go of, particularly if we can’t secure a desired outcome. We must understand when it’s time to let go.
The emotional release as the process resolves itself will leave us feeling more alive, less anxious and irritated, less fearful and free without attachments, allowing us to stay focused presently. Spiritual and emotional growth is cumulative and needs to be continually worked on, so that we can build emotional strength.
It can happen quickly or slowly, and that depends on us, but we can never evolve without it. When we understand our attachments and why it’s important we let those go, we will have peace. To do that we must have clarity around our perceptions. It is only when we can look back at something from our past and we’re feeling okay about it, we know that we’re healed.
Mental clarity associated with emotional healing will always foster wisdom; wisdom fosters compassion, compassion fosters understanding, tolerance, wisdom and selflessness to accept why we are where we are.
It is also when we come to accept a loss, through a relationship, a death, or the loss of a pet and we whether the storm so that calm can finally be restored. At that time, we will have emotional and spiritual growth.