Are You Using Spirituality As a Band-aid to Cover Up Your Humanness?

Earlier this year, I discovered that my work as a mentor slowly infiltrated my personal life to the point that even friends and loved ones no longer saw me as a human. In other words, whenever they reached out, it was always coupled with some kind of request for guidance or help which I gave freely.

Gradually, I got totally burnt out. And it sucked.

Then I realized I was the one who was no longer meeting my own human needs, and spent 24/7 wearing the mask called “I’m spiritual.”

For months, I did some deep soul digging, and eventually decided to drop the mask so I could just be me.

Being “spiritual” means different things to different folks. But this is my take:

Click to read the rest of my published post on how to balance the messy human experience with being a spiritual being here on The Elephant Journal.

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