All of us want to be healthier, have more time, and be happier, right? Most of the wellness conversation today focuses on the body, but little is said about your most crucial aspect of wellness… your spirit.
You might be surprised to learn that there are nine behaviors that reveal whether your spirit is vibrant and healthy…
Traditionally, the Fruits of the Spirit are…
Having these attitudes and actions allows your spirit to be in harmony, and allow you to feel grounded and in harmony with yourself and the world around you.
You can also use these indicators to nurture and support the development of this crucial aspect of your identity.
Are you aware that you don’t have to be religious to have a vibrant, positive spirit?
And that your belief in a higher power is only one indicator that your spirit is as strong as it should be?
Do you realize that your faith in a supreme power is only one sign of a strong spirit?
The Spirit and Its Importance Have Been Considered for Many Years by Great Minds
We shouldn’t overlook the importance of the spirit.
We can learn a lot from these gifted thinkers about how critical it is to nurture this vital part of ourselves.
Be inspired by their words…
“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” ̴ Gautama Buddha
“Getting healthy isn’t just about losing weight. It’s not limited to adjusting our diet and hoping for good physical results. It’s about recalibrating our souls so that we want to change – spiritually, physically, and mentally. And the battle really is in all three areas.” ̴ Lysa TerKeurst
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.” ̴ B.K.S. Iyengar
“What you need to do is build the house you will live in. You build that house by laying a solid foundation: by building physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.” ̴ James Altucher
“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” ̴ Gautama Buddha
“Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body. “̴ Marcus Tullius Cicero
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you; none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” ̴ Swami Vivekananda
How Do You Take Care of Your Spirit?
Your relationship with yourself is the first step in nurturing your spirit.
Are you holding grudges against others and do you blame yourself for past mistakes?
What is your degree of honesty with yourself? Would you say you love and respect everything about yourself?
Do you know who you truly are at your core? Have you spent any time getting to know your true self?
Are you struggling with inner turmoil?
Have you lost your sense of tranquility and contentment?
You can begin your spiritual healing journey by focusing on these areas. With a little practice, you will be able to uncover the fruits of your spirit and harness them to have a better, more fulfilling life.
Healthy, vibrant spirits have many benefits:
- Stress reduction: Spiritual health can help you cope with life’s stresses
- Depression can be mitigated by maintaining a good mind and spirit.
- Longevity – People who have a sense of purpose and who are spiritually inclined tend to live longer. Regular church attendance or participation in spiritual practices, such as meditation, reduce the risk of dying from cancer or heart disease.
- Lower blood pressure -Your blood pressure is significantly lowered when you concentrate on your spirit.
- Connecting with others is much easier when you acknowledge your spiritual needs.
- Healthier life in general – Focusing on one’s spiritual needs will also encourage one to attend to one’s physical body, resulting in better health overall.
- You tend to have a more positive outlook on life when your spirit is strong. When your spirit is strong, you are more likely to feel content and happy in life.
- …And much more
Are you looking for better health, happier relationships, less stress, and less anxiety? Isn’t that what everyone wants?
What are the things you can do to nourish your spirit, starting today?
I’ll give you the answer:
You need to cultivate and tend to your spirit in order to take care of yourself and develop healthy habits, regardless of whether your health or happiness is suffering. It takes a new way of thinking to cultivate your spirit.