You take care of your body. You have a great career and you are doing great financially. Even your relationships with the people around you are harmonious. Can you consider yourself truly “healthy”? While these dimensions of wellness are all equally important, there is one type of wellness that is often overlooked. That is spiritual wellness. As human beings, we are more than just our physical bodies. We are also made up of our thoughts, emotions and our spirituality. Who we really are as persons is the product of all those elements combined. In addition, they also determine our state of wellness. So, are you spiritually well?
The Human Spirit
The Bible defines the human spirit as the deepest part of a person. It is our connection with a Higher Being. It is only through our spirit wherein we can connect with our Creator.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.– John 4:24
The spirit is the higher component of our human nature. It is composed of love, intelligence, passion and creativity. The farther we are from our spirit, the farther we are from identifying and fulfilling our life’s purpose. Thus, it is important that we are connected with our own spirituality.
Purpose-Driven in Life
All of us have our purpose in life, our reason for being. It is what makes us wake up in the morning with a clear direction in mind. A life without a purpose is meaningless. For example, imagine going out of the house without a clear direction on where you want to go. You will probably end up in circles or go back to where you started. A life like this is simply repetitive. Sooner or later, you will get burned out. Even if you feel like you have accomplished so much already; there will still be a feeling that something is missing. Having a purpose in life will serve as your driving force and motivation.
We all have gifts and talents that are unique to us. Unfortunately, not all people are lucky enough to find what their gifts and talents are. Only a few get to unleash the genius within them.
So, what do we do if we are lost in life? Then, increase your spiritual wellness. But before we can do that, we must first understand what it is.
Spiritual Wellness is the feeling of being connected to a higher power, finding meaning in life and pursuing one’s life purpose. It is all about finding your life’s meaning. It is the feeling that someone out there is guiding you in your life’s journey. Since the spirit is part of who we are, keeping your spirit healthy can contribute to your overall wellness. In fact, it can even be the key to your total physical and emotional healing.
To start your journey towards spiritual wellness, you first need to have a clear assessment of the current state of your spiritual wellness by asking yourself the following questions:
- Do you have a purpose in life?
- Do you meditate regularly?
- Are you part of a spiritual or religious community?
- Do you help others in need?
- Do you commune with nature regularly?
- Are you mindful of other people and the environment around you?
- Do you listen to your intuition?
- Do you embrace silence and solitude?
- Are you connected to something that is larger than yourself?
- Is your positive values reflected in your daily actions?
If you answered yes to most of the questions above, it is a sign that you are spiritually well. If not, consider increasing your spiritual wellness for a happier and. more fulfilling life.