It does not matter if a person believes in a higher power or subscribes to a particular religion. Spirituality can be so much more than believing in traditional or even not-so-traditional schools of thought about human existence and purpose. It can and is an essential part of overall physical and mental health.
People of all walks of life and of all ages go through difficulties in life. For those who have faith in something greater than themselves, getting through those difficulties and finding joy and purpose in life is truly what makes it worth living.
Being spiritual and taking care of one’s spiritual well being is at the core of feeling purposeful. With a sense of spirituality, people may find a greater reason to continue on doing what they are already doing as a career. This is especially true if it is one that they feel allows them to help others and contribute to society.
It can also be a way to endure sickness of the physical body. For those who believe, it is often attributed to helping them attain wellness. For people who do not have a sense of spiritual awareness, they may find it harder to cope with serious illness or other difficulties such as losing a loved one.
When people do not have a sense of this type of awareness, they may also more easily become depressed or anxious. When this happens, they may lose sight of having any reason to go on living and they may turn to drugs or alcohol. In more serious cases, people lose hope and may act out on others by causing them harm.
Your inner well being is essential to overall health and happiness. It can enhance relationships both in family life and work life. It can help an individual be a better parent and pass their healthy beliefs onto their children so that future generations can benefit.
For some people, it is hard to understand what spirituality consists of. It is something the individual must work towards finding. One of the simplest ways is by following an established path of religion and from there, working to find balance and authenticity in the body, mind and spirit.
Spirituality in most all forms makes a person feel authentic and empowered. It should feel true for the person and not something contrived. In many hospices, assisted living facilities, and hospitals, caregivers and nurses help patients by drawing on their spiritual beliefs to get well. In addition to this, spirituality can be at the core of recovering from psychological issues with depression and anxiety.
When the spiritual life exists, it allows a person to feel worthy of pursuing better health. Simple things like exercise can assist in fueling a better spiritual existence. It is because exercise allows the brain to produce “feel good” chemicals like endorphins, serotonin and dopamine thereby feeling less hopelessness or despair.
Spiritual well being is essential to physical and mental well being. It is something everyone can pursue in any fashion or path that suits them.