Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What’s your spiritual quotient?


We all have come across terms like intelligence quotient – used to measure presence of mind of an individual, emotional quotient – tells us about the sensitivity and demonstrative power, memory quotient – name itself suggests what it reports..... And then there comes spiritual quotient.

Spiritual quotient has been given such a low importance that many people do not even know about it. Thankfully, I live in a country like India where a lot of importance is given to spirituality. Many see spirituality as a way to lead a prosperous life.

Spirituality is a way of living. It is NOT LIMITED to idol worship, chanting mantras or listening to discourse. And I repeat – spirituality is NOT any of these.

IT IS ABOUT knowing your true self, having a contented state of mind and being someone who is strong from inside, no matter what the circumstances are. The practical aspect of spirituality covers meditation, which introduces you to your true self and makes you realise that you are blessed to have a life worth living. People are dying somewhere; floods are eroding houses, quakes are shattering dreams, thousands are becoming orphans due to nonsense wars and terrorism and then there are people like us – who are cosily sitting at our desk while reading this. It is time when we can make a choice of what I want to be – ordinary or extraordinary – and remember – the route to becoming an ordinary person is very well written but to become extraordinary, there has to be sacrifice, discipline and motivation. Do you have them?

6 comments:

Bawstongirl2010 said...

Wow!

Once again I am moved by the depth of your perception; life has many hidden treasure boxes which we fall to open. You my friend are awakened.

Nitima Sood said...

Thanks for your kind words Bawstongirl. It is really nice to know that there are some people who like to read what I write.

Rhiannon said...

Yes, we definitely need to be more courageous spirits..."strong inside no matter what the circumstances". I am working on this right now in my own life. Knowing ones true self...I feel rather like I am reading my own thoughts that I write down in my journal and poems, as I read your thoughts here...

Your right spirituality is not just sitting around going "ooohhmm"..I totally agree...:o)

Thank you for this great post. Looks like a lovely "deep" blog you have here.

Blessings,

Rhiannon

Josh said...

I am working on this right now in my own life. Knowing ones true self.I feel rather like I am reading my own thoughts that I write down in my journal and poems, as I read your thoughts here.

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Nitima Sood said...

Hi Rhia,
Thanks for your kind words. I have just started my journey of introspection, there is so much to be learnt....I wish I could share my list with you!

Hope to be in touch.
N

Nitima Sood said...

Hi Josh,
I am glad you liked what I wrote.
N

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