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The Oola Life: Strengthening Your Faith

Your spiritual journey is a continuous process, and certain aspects of it may also change over time. This change may be due to new perceptions that you've acquired, a need to adjust certain practices, or beliefs that no longer suit the kind of life you are leading.

Nevertheless, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey, it is important to keep in mind that it is an active process towards your own personal growth. It is also an essential part of your overall happiness, much like what the Oola philosophy is talking about.

Based on the international bestselling book "Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World", the OolaLife is a kind of lifestyle that promotes harmony in seven key areas of life. Collectively known as the 7 F's, these key areas are fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends, and fun.

Whether you've been feeling stuck or seeking for spiritual growth, here are a few things you could try to strengthen your faith.

Practice gratitude

Recognize that you are blessed in so many ways, no matter how little, and express your gratitude for these blessings. You can do this by starting your day with a prayer or by paying it forward and doing acts of kindness to your family, friends, and even strangers.

Practice forgiveness

You have probably been hurt by other people in one way or another. These hurtful actions may have been intentional or accidental, but regardless of their reasons, you should try to find the courage to forgive them for the pain that they have caused you. Let go of hate and always respond with love.

Practice openness and honesty

Open yourself to others and shed all pretense. Learn to be vulnerable and don't be ashamed to show your weaknesses and flaws to other people. This way, you can let them accept you for who you really are and forge more sincere and authentic relationships. Melissa Eisler suggests that you can do this by having heartfelt conversations with trusted friends, finding a spiritual leader who will listen to you, or seeking counseling from a licensed professional or life coach who can give you an objective view on things that matter to you.

Know yourself more

Take some time away from crowds and be in touch with your inner self. Listen to what your heart and conscience tells you; this can give you clarity on some aspects of your life that are confusing or blurry. Explore the things that make you feel more alive as well as those that deplete you; then, always seek the "why" behind these feelings. This enables you to know more about yourself and eventually the path that you need to follow.

Keep a healthy habit

Come up with spiritual practices that will help you along the way and make sure to do them regularly. These can be in the form of morning and/or evening prayers or meditation, attending spiritual gatherings, or finding an outlet for creative expression. Try different things and stick to what works best for you.

We'd like to hear stories of how you strengthen your spirituality. Share with us the things that inspire you in the comments section below.

 

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Gladdys Garcia

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