Do I Need to be Spiritually Focused?

This lesson allows the student the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of life, both in a collective and an individualistic way. What is life? What is the meaning of life? The lesson outlines knowledge that forms a part of Think Big Coaching Academy Spirituality Coaching.

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1.Useless! Useless!

Everything I see is useless.

What lasting satisfaction is there in any thing I do?

What is it that I have accomplished that has brought me lasting happiness?

Everything I see follows a set pattern.

We come and we go but the earth remains the same.

The sun rises and sets.

The wind pushes towards the north and pushes towards the south. It goes wheresoever it has been destined to go.

The rivers come from the sea and return to the sea.

Everything around me is repetitive.

 

I see nothing new.

We tend to forget the former things as we hold on to the present and peer into the dimly lit future.

 

I have seen it all.

Believe me.

There is nothing new!

Everything is useless and boring.  

My poor spirit cries out ‘something new please!’

 

I commune with myself.

I reminisce on my highs and my lows.

I tried to console myself by thinking about how wise I am.

I seek to boast about my wealth of knowledge.

I engage myself in every entertainment, every madness and every folly under the sun.

But my spirit is still bored.

My poor spirit cries out ‘something new please!’

                                                                        (A paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 1:1-8)

2. We start out on our spiritual journey as spiritual babes. We are covered and sheltered by the Gods. We live in accordance with their dictates. They mandate all do’s and don’ts. Around us are many things to keep us amused. We are never short on entertainment.  But as the spirit evolves external do’s and don’ts become meaningless. That which provided amusement  in the past brings on boredom. In an attempt to appease the spirit many turn themselves over to risky behaviours. And with each failure of an attempt at an emotional high, more risky behaviour is being sought after.

We refer to this restless state as a spiritual crisis.  In the next lesson we will focus on what causes spiritual crisis.

Self Reflection – Spiritually Focused

  • Make a list of activities that used to amuse in the past but which no longer amuses you.
  • Make a list of the things that really amuse you presently
  • Make a list of the activities you engage in that no longer amuses you but which you continue to do.
  • Search for elements of commonality between you and the writer of the above excerpt and document them.
  • What do you think was the cause of the writer’s boredom?
  • How could his boredom be alleviated?
  • Rewrite paragraph two (2) using first person communication. For e.g. ‘I started out my spiritual journey as…’
  • Did this lesson trigger within you any feeling of discomfort, anger,  confusion or affirmation? Explain.
  • Complete the following statement five (5) times. ‘What I learn today is…’
  • ACTION PLAN: This lesson has caused me to decide to take the following action towards myself, others and nature…

Prepared by Think Big Coaching Academy. The academy for personal development coaching, self-esteem coaching, anger management coaching, spirituality coaching and business coaching.

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