This is the last of the 8 principles of health that I have been highlighting for a little over a week now.
In the past spirituality was mostly associate with religion.
Now the meaning of what spirituality has broadened.
Here is what Wikipedia says about spirituality
“Spirituality can be sought not only through traditional organized religions, but also through movements such as liberalism, feminist theology, and green politics. Spirituality is also now associated with mental health, managing substance abuse, marital functioning, parenting, and coping. It has been suggested that spirituality also leads to finding purpose and meaning in life.”
So it may be different to everyone. I do like the last part there that talks about finding your purpose & meaning in life.
We are all here for a reason, we all have something very special to offer the world, it’s our responsibility to figure it out and do it!
For me what I see as important is values, beliefs & faith. This is what I think of when I think of spirituality.
Some may be part of a religion. How to you strengthen your spirituality?
Attend meeting, read literature, get actively participating in activities conducted by your group. You will grow but also will the support of others that have similar beliefs.
Maybe you are not religious, growing again spiritually would include the same activities. Read material that enrich you at an emotional, subconscious level, that strengthen your belief & values. Sharing with and being surround by others who share similar belief. Do activities that empower your belief.
No matter what have FAITH!!!!
I recently went to a religious convention with a friend. As an outside observer, I just loved what I seen there. A community of believer, that had such faith, love… The energy in that arena was amazing. Everyone was so excited to be there, diligently study the materials presented.
Spirituality bring hope, strength, faith. When you are taking care of your spiritual needs it will have a positive impact on your emotional & physical health.
Spiritually balanced people actions will most often reflect love, respect, faith & integrity for themselves & everyone around them.