How do we know that we’ve started our spiritual journey?

Our spiritual journey begins when we focus on balancing our inwards and outwards, intentions and actions, in our day-to-day life. We don’t live according to our own whim but we try to live according to God’s instruction.

For example, if you’re a Jew or a Christian, you try to follow the Jewish and the Christian ‘Ten Commandments’ respectively. If you’re a Buddhist, it’s the ‘Noble Eightfold Path’ for you. For a Sikh, it’s  the Five K’s of Sikhism. If you’re a Muslim, you focus on IHSAN or in short, you strive for excellence in everything you do according to the laws of Allah (God). As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

The point is, stick to the core teachings of your faith, which are similar around the world.

If you remain steadfast in your journey, you become a stronger, better, confident, good decision maker and a well-balanced human being with each passing day, along with each experience.

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