The definition of spirituality is different for everyone. It is my belief that spirituality is the search to discover ourselves, our consciousness and our connectedness to all things. Ultimately, it is an inner path that one can describe as “walking the spiritual path”. When I say I’m walking a spiritual path, I mean I am walking a path to discover the essence of my being.
No matter what religion you subscribe to – or perhaps not one at all – you can live a spiritual life. Spirituality allows one to see that we are all connected – not just as humans but with nature as well. Spirituality involves development of positive morals, ethics & values. Being healthy spiritually helps us to demonstrate love, hope & a sense of caring for yourself and others.
I like to think of spirituality as nourishment for the soul – just as we need water and food to get survive, we need spirituality in order to nourish our souls and help us grow. This fact becomes quite clear when someone who is feeling “blue” or depressed gets ill – when you feel a loss of energy or vigor for life, your body suffers physically as well. On a spiritual level, you feel out of touch with yourself and disconnected from the universe.
Where are you in your spiritual life?
Do you feel a sense of worth? Commitment to improve the world we live in? Inner peace? Do you have a positive outlook on life? Spiritual poverty can lead to excessive worrying, anxiety or just a general feeling of discontent and unhappiness. Unless you’re someone who has devoted yourself to religion or spirituality, you can’t spend your entire day meditating in order to practice spirituality. There are quick & easy ways to strengthen your spiritual health, though.
5 tips to strengthen your spiritual health
- Get creative: paint, write, draw or create something with your hands to express yourself. A creative outlet will let you feel “in the zone” – as I often do when I’m writing this blog or geocaching.
- Meditate or pray: Even if you just take a couple of minutes out of each day to meditate or prayer (to your spirit guides or a higher power), these couple of minutes will help you relax, lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress level.
- Be open: spiritual experiences can happen anywhere, at any time. And sometimes when we least expect it. We just have to be open to them.
- Lighten your load: Don’t let worries and problems pile up. Don’t hold on to the past. You’ll have to let go of all of it eventually – why not start now? Deal with issues one at a time. Tell yourself you can do it.
- Take a break: We all need and deserve one every now and then. Recharging your batteries is crucial to living your life and fulfilling your life and soul’s purpose. Time time to yourself to reflect, reassess and relax.