The spiritual journey is the journey within. It is an intentional lifestyle of growing deeper in knowledge and wisdom. It is the journey within which helps us in knowing ourselves inside. It teaches us to become aware and which helps us in paying attention to whatever we do. It not only is essential for us to be consciously aware but also to take great care to deepen our understanding level. We human beings suffer from loneliness, anger, greed, jealousy, hatred, and misery all of these emotions and feelings stem precisely from the fact that we are strangers to our own selves. By self, they are not referring to our body or our mind, but to the spiritual energy within us that gives consciousness to our entire body, the power that enables our eyes to see and our ears to hear, etc. All feelings of suffering, discomfort, etc. arise because we are solely absorbed in bodily consciousness, ignoring our spiritual nature.
My spiritual journey began eight years before when I acknowledged the fact that I had no idea of who I was, where I come from, why I was here, and where I was going. In time I came to understand that I was not the body but the soul and that it is being aware of the soul that all that it signifies constitutes the true spiritual journey definition. When I talk with my friend about my spiritual journey, they told me that is my age that makes me realize spirituality. What a misconception? . I do not believe aging has anything to do with a spiritual journey. Because when people grow old, they become more and more bitter and angry, even at the last moment of their death. Until and unless we made effort consciously to improve spiritually, it will not automatically happen. A spiritual journey gives you inner peace. It enhances the positive energy level in your body. It helps us to lead a balanced life. It helps us in leaving a meaningful life. It keeps us conscious and aware most of the time. A positive attitude is, a greater ability to see things in a different light, It is an intentional lifestyle of growing deeper in Knowledge and wisdom.
There are many beautiful places in Nepal that crave the path for my spiritual journey. Especially sacred places and natural beauty places have proved to be my source, helping me in knowing myself more closely. It has become my sacred path to usher me into the divine. Most of the time when I separate myself from the everyday concerns of my world and spend time in such places gives me special power and special meaning. This place becomes an act of transformation that has changed my life in many positive ways.
Today I am going to share some photographs of my spiritual journey. It is no other than Bouddhanath Stupa. It is also one of the largest and most significant Buddhist monuments in the world.. Buddha means wisdom and Nath stands for Lord. Boudhanath thus means the Lord of wisdom. That is Buddha himself. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for Buddhists. I feel blessed to be there on the 25th of May, 2013 the birth date of Gautam Buddha.