Social media is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can help you achieve spiritual growth. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and more offer a way to connect with people around the globe, those with new perspectives and foreign ideas. You can learn from them, listen to their stories and even share a piece of yourself.
“Social media is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can help you achieve spiritual growth.”
Create a Healthy Feed
A healthy feed features posts, videos, stories and more that lift you and up and make you feel like you can do anything. Avoid people or topics that might bring you down. Remember, it’s OK to tailor your social life into a bright and positive experience. Look for pages that promote spiritual growth for a daily dose of wisdom and advice. Read personal stories about others on the same journey. When you curate a well-rounded social media feed, you don’t have to worry about pessimism clouding your thoughts and judgment.
Join a Community
In 2019, 79% of people in the United States had a social media profile, including sites like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. That’s more than 2 million people in one country to potentially connect with. On social media, you can also virtually cross borders and meet people around the world, discovering new beliefs and values. This ability to meet others and be part of a vast community can give you a sense of belonging, something necessary for spiritual growth and self-acceptance.
Support Good Causes
There’s more than people on social media — you can also find charities and nonprofit organizations. Maybe you have a soft spot for stray dogs and want to donate to the local shelter. Perhaps you deal with mental illness and want to spread awareness. Or maybe you have a passion to fight cancer and want to set up a digital fundraiser. On social media, you can show support with the click of a button. Doing something good for others is a spiritual action that can leave you feeling more fulfilled in your life. You can often achieve your inner need for spiritual connection by involving yourself in a good cause.
Be There for Others
Many people on social media share personal stories about their lives. They might talk about struggles, challenges and difficulties they face. Perhaps a mother is worried about her young child who has fallen ill. Or maybe a husband is concerned about a wife traveling abroad alone. Many want someone to lend an ear or to offer prayers. You can be that person. In your journey toward spiritual growth, you can use social media to be there for others, even those in need across the globe.
Post Your Inspiration
Everybody has days when we feel blue. And like many others, we take to social media to see what others have to say. Be a beacon of light for someone in need by making your posts positive and inspirational. Studies have found inspired people experience improved well-being. Post quotes that speak to you, especially when you’re feeling down or unmotivated. Share a cute video where a cat does something silly but harmless. If you don’t mind getting personal, tell others about a difficult experience and how you made it through.
Set a Daily Limit
Social media can be an excellent tool for developing your spirituality, but it’s best to keep your doses measured. Studies suggest limiting your use of social media to 30 minutes per day can have a profound effect on your well-being. All good things, whether you are indulging in chocolate, wine or pizza, are best in moderation. And be sure to filter your friends and feeds to limit the amount of negativity you come in contact with. There is plenty of stuff on the internet that can bring you down in a heartbeat.
Achieving spiritual growth doesn’t have to mean trekking solo around South America or meditating with a group of Tibetan monks. You can also go online and use the power of social media to learn more about the world and those in it. By joining a community, promoting a good cause or lending an ear, you can establish new connections and achieve spiritual growth.
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About the Author
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Guides for Brides, Hotel Online and more! Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!