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These 6 words represent fundamental qualities of spiritual LIFE and spiritual PEOPLE. Click on any word for a detailed definition of the selected quality, and reflect on its meanings. Then, consider its application in life. This can help you develop your chosen quality.
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Surrender must be the most under-appreciated of all spiritual qualities. Surrender alone makes life BEAUTIFUL, LIVEABLE -- or even POSSIBLE. True, surrender can be problematic when people surrender to lower impulses and unwise influences. But surrender to Divine promptings, to higher inspirations, and to legitimate needs of others -- that is The Life!
LETTING GO: To release what holds us back, and gracefully go with the flow.
Related: releasing, allowing, flowing
Opposite: unsurrendered, stiff, grasping, rigid, holding on for dear life, white knuckle, not flowing, opposing, resistant to power other than one's personal power, obstructing, attached, controlling
COOPERATIVE: To work harmoniously and efficiently with others.
Related: flexible, tractable, obedient
Opposite: uncooperative, inflexible, intractable, rebellious, resistant, disobedient, reactive to authority, resistant to power other than one's personal power
FAITHFUL: Having the kind of expectation that permits/creates positive outcomes.
Related: confident, secure, positive, optimistic, trusting, grateful
Opposite: doubtful, uncertain, insecure, lacking in confidence, skeptical, faithless, pessimistic, distrusting, given to negative expectation/conviction, ungrateful
READY AND WILLING: God gave us all infinite potential. It's up to us to use it.
Related: available, given, receptive, responsive, open
Opposite: unavailable, reluctant, withheld, unreceptive, unwilling, unresponsive, closed
MINDFUL: What counts most in life is what we have in mind.
Related: God-conscious, vigilant, prayerful, reverent
Opposite: forgetful, distracted, off track, flighty; disconnected, casual, flaky; lacking mental discipline, neglectful, irreverent
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