Regular contributor to Selfish Darling
Are you prepared to ask yourself some hard questions?
“Spirituality does not come from religion … it comes from our soul”
(Anthony D. Williams – ‘Inside the divine pattern’)
Darlings, we’ve all done a serious amount of soul-searching in our lives, haven’t we? Generally when we’re wondering whether we’re in right relationship or the right job.
The trouble with 21st century life is that all too often we neglect the spiritual part of our health which is an essential, and also the most personal, piece of the holistic health jigsaw.
We exercise to keep our bodies in good shape, we learn to keep our minds healthy so why don’t we nurture our spirits in the same way?
Our spirit not only enhances the connection between our mind and body, it’s what carries us through life’s ups and downs. If we take care of our spirit we can survive and thrive.
What is spiritual wellness?
The Laborer’s Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) define spiritual wellness as: “Being connected to something greater than yourself and having a set of values, principles, morals and beliefs that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to life, then using those principles to guide your actions.”
Of course, spiritual wellness has a different meaning for each and every one of us because it is something that comes from within ourselves and only we can define the role it has in our lives.
It exists though, when you create a connection with your inner spirit, are conscious of your place in the universe and understand that everything you say and everything you do each and every day matters.
A spiritually healthy person generally has a positive outlook on life, more meaning and purpose, a sense of self-worth, clear values and a peace of mind that everything that happens will be in their best interest
So, essentially the core of spiritual wellness is discovering the meaning and purpose of your life. (Even though we all know the answer to the ultimate question, the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42!)
And, as you know the best self-care starts by looking within, so are you ready to ask yourself some hard questions?