Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.
Jalal Ad-Din Rumi
Finding a meaningful and purposeful life is a lifelong process that evolves based on circumstances, personal experiences and worldly events. Along with the other levels of wellness, a person’s level of spiritual wellness often fluctuates throughout our life. It is natural to experience a variety of emotions along the path to spiritual wellness – both positive lettings go, livelihood, forgiveness, enjoyment, acceptance and negative overthinking, doubt, fear, hopelessness, conflict.
Spiritual wellness has the power and capability to make our decisions and choices easier, ground us during periods of change and give us the power to survive with dignity and inner peace in the face of adversity. Having a spiritual element in our lives help us heal when suffering from a physical or mental and spiritual condition.
Life becomes more meaningful when a person can find a balance between their actions and thoughts. Ordinarily, we fail to pay attention to our inner voice, inadvertently affecting our values, morals, and beliefs. That is why it is critical that we practice spiritual wellness in order to live a life full of meaning, virtue, and purpose.
However, the first step towards the path of spiritual well-being is developing self-awareness. Therefore, taking care of your mind, body, and soul is vital to remain productive throughout the day. In order to become a successful person who is also holistically healthy, practising spiritual wellness becomes something of a necessity.
Take a moment to assess your own spiritual wellness by asking yourself the following questions.
What gives my life meaning and purpose?
What gives me hope?
How do I get through tough times?
Where do I find comfort?
Am I tolerant of other people’s views about life issues?
Do I make attempts to expand my awareness of different ethnic, racial and religious groups?
Do I make time for relaxation in my day?
Do my values guide my decisions and actions?
Practice Spiritual Wellness
When striving to develop and practice your own spiritual wellness, it is best to find the technique and approach that works for you; I am sharing some practises that I find very helpful in creating a positive, healthy and better life.
Try praying in your daily routine: You can use your faith to support your connection with The Divine (God). Faith is a way of connecting with The Divine (God). Religion is the specific language used to communicate faith.
Spend some time in, and with, nature. Walk around your neighbourhood or a nearby park, or go for a hike, as you breathe in the fresh air. Sit on the beach and dip your toes in the water. Getaway for a weekend camping trip, and sleep under the stars. Watch sunset or sunrise: These are some calming times that allow you to reflect on The Creator’s creation and have an appreciation for the basics of life. Sunrise opens your body to start the day with calmness, and sunset completes your day with peace.
Reflect on your day, week, month, or year. Reflection allows you to go deeper into yourself and allow the connection with your heart and soul. This can be powerful as you are searching for your life purpose, values, and faith. You may journal or record yourself on a video or audio and allow your thoughts and feelings out. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness opens the door to The Divine (God). It enables us to be more compassionate with ourselves and others, be more forgiving, and be more focused on the present moment. Try to practice for 5-10 minutes per day.
Support your community by volunteering your time to build a new home, sort out clothes for those in need, or pack food for the hungry. Getting involved in a project for the betterment of humanity strengthens your compassion for others and yourself.
Determine your life purpose and values:
There are many resources that you can use to help you find your life purpose and values, ask God in the morning and at night that you are open to receive guidance and keep repeating in your mind “who I am and what is my life purpose ”
Join spiritual groups:
Participating in spiritual groups and communities supports your connection with others, allows for deeper reflection, and provides an opportunity to learn with—and from—others. You may find some options on social media, or ask a nearby spiritual organization.
Be grateful for all you have, including food, a family, a support system, success, and anything else that stands out. Research has shown that expressing gratitude supports spiritual wellness. You may express gratitude verbally to yourself or others, or you may simply feel or sense gratitude and wish it for yourself and others. You may also express gratitude through your actions and behaviours, such as picking up breakfast for a colleague on the way to work.
Final thoughts on spiritual wellness
Spiritual wellness is a part of balancing your life. When you take the time to care for your spiritual health as part of a holistic wellness approach, you can reach your higher goals, fulfil your desires, be more at peace, and set up goals aligned with your personality. And you can live a meaningful life connected to your core values, beliefs, and morals