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 circumstances differently.
Just because we grow older, doesn’t mean we grow wiser, more mature or that we 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.
The very nature of an experience allows us to heal and grow, but for it to have a positive effect, 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 presently focused. 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 may achieve peace. To do that we must first 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 the loss of a loved one, the loss of a pet, a relationship break up, or a death, and we whether the storm that calm can finally be restored. At that time, we will have emotional and spiritual growth.