Spiritual practice is a transformation of your ideas about yourself. It's about getting perspective and at the same time, going deeper into the core. It's about expanding your awareness of what it means to be alive.
Because the spiritual side of life is subtle, it's about learning to trust one's senses. The mind is clamoring and distracting to the simplicity of each moment. Yet we favor the loudness of thoughts, the coarse finality of thought, rather then trusting the quiet musing of the breath, of the question of every new now.
This begins physically, through becoming aware of one's breath, the rhythms of the body and how to nourish thet physical vessel. Then the mind is invited to expand past the usual hang-ups and barriers of identification. Expanding your consciousness is about re-claiming your inheritance of infinity. The limitations of thinking about your self, and your ego generated limitations of the world are causes of suffering. Meditation and contemplation of the nature of life open new doorways. Suddenly the very texture of life transforms-- as if you were seeing with new eyes. This is why people's eyes deepen and soften as they develop spiritually.
Can you perceive the flow of life through the skin, rather then the mind? Can you soften your brain and trust your feet's wisdom as the Earth moves underneath you? Can you release the urge to control, to force, to KNOW for sure? Can you welcome the revealing of life's secrets and surprises with a soft heart and listen to the music of every moment...? Rather then perfect yourself, spiritual practice should help you awaken curiosity beyond your current sense of self.