“Listen to your own voice, your own soul, too many people listen to the noise of the world, instead of themselves.” ~ Leon Brown
As you go about meeting the demands of a life that regularly stretches your tolerance and maxes out your coping skills, spiritual well-being can often fall to the bottom your attention pile.
Without the gift of spiritual health you have little to no perspective on the challenges, experiences and actions in your life; you can become disconnected from the vital need to examine your values and beliefs to see how congruent they are with your external world; you have no ability to look at chaos or discontent in life as a lack of meaning or purpose; and you diminish the potential to develop inner harmony and peace that can sustain you when life gets overwhelming.
Take the time to consider each of these questions to see where you might need to focus on improving your spiritual wellness.
Spiritual health is achieved because it provides an opportunity to detach from the personal experiences of your life and take a step back to see situations more clearly and honestly. Spiritual well-being is neither negative or positive but is simply a circumstance that invites observation and curiosity…it is the source of the eternal question of who we are and why we are here.
Become more aware of the present moment, listen to your thoughts and feelings, be conscious of your body’s messages and observe the world around you. Learn how to balance your inner needs with the demands of the external world.
Gain a bigger picture context for the events of your own life by understanding where you fit in your world and how your challenges might be part of your transformation. Connect to your concept of a higher power to open the view to who you are and use that perspective to support your ability to adapt to change.
Take the time to reflect on the meaning of your life and to develop actions and relationships based on what matters most to you. Look at themes and experiences that thread through your experiences and consider your life purpose and direction based on that framework. Live each day with that purpose in mind and make meaningful choices to support that conscious self-vision.
Spiritual well-being gives you the ability to meet everyday life challenges with an empowered perspective. It connects your individual experiences to a much bigger community -the community of earth and the community of the universe where limitless support and possibilities are accessible. It feeds greater peace, harmony and an awakened sense of unity with others. It generates a desire for greater tolerance and understanding as it provides the means to see the purpose and meaning in the life we lead.
With a healthy view of our spiritual side, life can be lived with greater wisdom, insight and above all, love and compassion.