Finding and practicing ways to improve emotional health is as important as being physically sound and fit while experiencing inner strength. Our spiritual life and emotional, physical, and mental health are connected with each other, that each one affects the health of the other.
They all work together with time, and in contributing to a healthy overall well-being.
The Course in Miracles states, “Time is kind, and if you use it on behalf of reality, it will keep gentle peace with you in your transition.”
Being spiritual is not just about being religious.
It is being in touch with the spirit within you.
It is finding meaning, hope, comfort, and inner peace in your life.
Most people find a spiritual life through devotion to their inner Self, and often religion may lead the way for them.
Others find it through music, art or, a connection with nature.
Spiritual Health and Well-Being
Still, others find it in their values and principles, and realizing how to tap into the universe within us, and that salvation comes from within oneself, not from a location somewhere “out there.”
The Course in Miracles teaches us that, “Salvation is a paradox indeed! What could it be except a happy dream?”
Spiritual activities such as prayer and mindfulness meditation foster positive beliefs and comfort, and which bring self-healing and a sense of wonderful overall well-being.
(Here’s more on how to use spiritual reflections for nurturing your spirit and sense of purpose in life.)
It may not necessarily cure illnesses, but it can help you feel better, prevent some health problems, and help you cope with disease or death.
Whenever life becomes a bore or seems meaningless, or when emotional hurts and pains become overwhelming, we tend to be confused or anxious.
We feel dead in our spiritual health and well-being.
Those who are nourished with a spiritual life are strongly anchored in their faith, self-confidence, inner awareness and hope.
(Here’s more about what does it really mean to be spiritual and what is spiritual consciousness? How do we grow truly spiritual?)
What about Effects of Depression?
For many spiritual seekers, boredom is a word that can never be used to describe a person who walks in the love of the wholeness or oneness of God.
Firm believers have no room for anxiety and effects of depression in their lives.
The spiritual individual has a faith that helps them let go the illusions of fear and worry and the like.
Most people usually associate the development of anxiety with a panic attack.
This is about senselessly worrying and talking about the various details of our daily life or about sudden, unexpected situations.
There are ways to improve emotional health that releases things like the effects of depression, and the like, that makes your stomach go into knots.
Yes, you can learn how to let go of the matters that give you headaches and other pains throughout the body and emotional state.
In seeking out ways to improve emotional health and gain a spiritual life, always remember that every individual is different.
What works for you may not work for others.
Do what is comfortable for you.
When finding ways to improve emotional health try to identify the things in your life that give you a sense of inner peace, comfort, love, connection, and strength.
Practice Yoga or Mindfulness Meditation
Set aside a specific time every day to do the things that help you with a spiritual life.
These may include doing community service or volunteer work, praying, or mindfulness meditation, or singing devotional songs, or reading inspirational books.
It is important to some doctors who are treating you for an illness to know how your spiritual life might be affecting your feelings and thoughts about your medical situation.
If you think your spiritual life and your belief system is affecting your health care decisions, or your ability to follow your doctor’s recommendations, do not hesitate to tell your doctor.
A spiritual life assessment as of the ways to improve emotional health is a practical first step in incorporating consideration of a patient’s spirituality into medical practice.
The relationship between a spiritual life and medicine has been the focus of considerable interest in recent years.
If there are spiritual beliefs, worries or concerns that are causing you anxiety and stress, talk with your doctor, or seek spiritual or emotional counseling from someone who can help you with these issues.
(I also recommend this related article on how to begin living an inspired life and ways to change your life now.)
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