In our last blog post in which we honour Mental Health Week, today we explore the importance of spirituality. Referring to our spiritual self in the context of our emotional health, it is really about the places and spaces in which we feel centered. For some they will find that settled feeling of peace in their religious practice, for others it might be in their relationship to God, a Higher Power, the Universe.
Others will find it in nature, in a quiet space in their home, in the pages of a soulful book, in their gratitude journal. We can connect to our spiritual self in our relationships; in our aim to choose love over fear, repair over rift, peace over dissention.
It is anything that supports and reinforces quiet renewal. It is what fills our cup, creates a feeling of wholeness, reinforces that joy is our birthright. It is anything that makes us feel radiant.
For you see, joy has no cost. When we consciously choose to honour our spiritual self, we are able to encorporate blessings and appreciation into the way we process the world, and our well-being feels cared for and held.
I hope you have enjoyed this series on ways to optimize our emotional health. It was fun to reflect on and bring to light little ways that we can work towards a rounder sense of self while navigating the circumstances life has brought our way. 🙂
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