The wonderful benefits of spirituality in your life
There is a universal search for connection, belonging and empathy. More and more people are bringing spirituality into their lives and for good reasons. It feels good and brings us closer to attaining wellness and peace. Studies prove that there are mental health benefits associated with the daily practice and belief in the spiritual.
But what does it mean to be spiritual?
According to Religion, Spirituality, and Health: The Research and Clinical Implications by Harold G. Koenig
“Spirituality is distinguished from all other things—humanism, values, morals, and mental health—by its connection to that which is sacred, the transcendent. The transcendent is that which is outside of the self, and yet also within the self—
In our modern times, doctors, psychologists and psychiatrist are starting to see a correlation between spirituality and wellness.
The benefits of living a spiritually rich life are obvious to those who practice, on a mental and physical level.
- People who have regular spiritual practices tend to live longer
- Being in touch with ones own spirituality allows for better stress control and coping mechanisms with life’s adversities.
- Spirituality gives this ability to tap into the inner self in order to heal.
- May improve stress control by offering better coping mechanisms.
- By practicing spirituality, we develop a more positive outlook and a better quality of life.
- Helps people cope with disease and face death.
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There are various ways that a person can get closer to their spirituality such as:
- practicing mindfulness
- Listening to your instincts
- Being open minded
- Reading spiritual books
- Paying attention to (and taking care of) your body
I’ts important to take care of ourselves mentally and physically. Leading a spiritual life can help us do just that. Connect with your inner spirit and with the energy around you. You will soon discover that you are not alone in your struggles. we are all connected.
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