Spiritual and Personal Growth Goals

Spiritual, Personal Growth and Giving Goals – 5/15
  1. Take up yoga
  2. ✓ Learn to Meditate
  3. Make time to mediate more often (daily)
  4. Do a course in Nutrition
  5. ✓ Attend a mindful meditation silent day retreat
  6. Attend a weekend retreat
  7. ✓ Experience a sensory deprivation/Isolation tank
  8. Visit Auschwitz… Might seem like one for the sight seeing list, but it feels more appropriate here because I think it’s a place you go to reflect, experience, absorb, feel and grow rather than just to see as such.
  9. Read at least 1 book about each religion – Discover my true beliefs (I have been raised a Christian, but have suffered a bit of a crisis of faith since I lost both of my fathers, I know I do feel spiritual, but I struggle to believe in any particular faith or religion and would like to educate myself and have the chance to become enlightened).
  10. ✓ Graduate from university with a degree
  11. Find a level of satisfaction with being more relaxed and have more patience in my home life with my children
  12. Visit a medium with an open mind, but dont give anything away-I’d like an objective experience as I am naturally sceptical
  13. Participate in Voluntary work abroad for a 3rd world country
  14. ✓ Help an orphanage abroad
  15. ✓ Help a stranger in need

Experience a sensory deprivation/Isolation tank

9 Comments on “Spiritual and Personal Growth Goals”

  1. October 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    …you know, mediums are dangerous. Actually, attempting to contact the dead is expressly warned against in the BIble.

  2. Chinwit
    February 22, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    That is only for the christian though … If you are not christian, God said it is ok to contact the death …

  3. Leila
    October 8, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Hi Emma , I have come accross this lecture that Deepak Chopra has given. I currently listening to it though that it could insipire you and the other reading your blog.
    Loads of love

  4. January 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Auschwitz is definitely an experience one and it is not one to be taken lightly it is one of the most intense things I have ever done, the sheer enormity. The caveat I would give you is that I was lucky to have visited before I had children and I am genuinely concerned that I might not have been able to handle it emotionally had I gone afterward. My advice would be to think it carefully, don’t go with your children but have them somewhere closely reasonably soon so that you can hug them, you will need to.

    • January 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

      Thanks for the advice. I am absolutely sure I would cry and struggle to cope with the emotional enormity of it when there- but I already anticipate that. I read ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Victor Frankl and found it incredibly moving-I have wanted to do this ever since. Did you blog about your experience?

  5. January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm #


    I didn’t blog about it no, sadly it was in the days before such things were available (1991!) But I did take a number of photos and it is on a subject perhaps that still merits my writing retrospectively. I might scan the photos in and do just that. Cheers for the inspiration!

    • January 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

      You definitely should! I’d love to read about it and see see the pictures 🙂

      • January 20, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

        Right then, done. I’m in the process of scanning my old film negs into digital format anyway so perhaps I’ll skip the queue with Auschwitz given its importance.

      • January 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

        Let me know when you post it! I read someone else’s post a whole back an found it fascinating and moving

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