Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness is generally considered to be the search for meaning and purpose in human existence, leading one to strive for a state of harmony or contentment with oneself and others, while working to balance inner needs with the rest of the world.

The path to spiritual wellness can involve meditation, prayer, affirmations, or specific spiritual practices that support your connection to a higher power or belief system. Having compassion, love, forgiveness, altruism, joy, or fulfillment, helps you to enjoy your spiritual health. Your religious faith, values, beliefs, principles, and morals define your spirituality.

Taking care of ourselves spiritually can help us approach life more positively and build a resilience that can help us through many of life’s challenges, which in turn can help us to age more healthfully. Across different religious backgrounds, the strength we fi nd from our faith is universal. For many, faith has
often been the anchor that reminds them that no matter what storm comes their way, they will not be broken or completely overcome.

Spiritual wellness is important for many reasons. First, it allows you to think about your purpose in life and really establish your “why”. We’re all put on this earth for a reason. Some of us discover that reason earlier than others. However, taking the time to explore your purpose and why you do the things you do
is a strong foundation for living a meaningful life.

Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.

Another reason spiritual wellness is important is it allows us to connect with a higher power through religion and faith. Personally, I am a Christian and therefore believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present God. Therefore, I pray daily, read the Bible and attend church/worship services in
order to grow my relationship with Him.

Lastly, spiritual wellness allows us to clear our minds and learn to accept the things that are out of our control. The reality is, we live in a fast-paced, crazy world that is only getting more complicated by the day. Having the ability to detach from the world and accept that what happens is often out of your control
is a powerful life skill.

For my spiritual wellness, I choose to adhere to what the apostle Paul said (paraphrased), “I have learned contentment in every situation.” Philippians 4:11-13

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