Spiritual wellbeing is an important aspect of whole health and wellbeing. As individuals we have a body, soul and spirit and sometimes we are better at taking care of our body (our physical health) and our soul (which includes our mental health) and sometimes we ignore the health of our spirit. Spiritual wellbeing specifically refers to the need every individual has to be connected to something greater than oneself. This connection gives our lives meaning and purpose.
Some aspects of your spiritual wellbeing include:
- the ability to discover inner peace and beauty and our values in life.
- the ability to actively participate in relationships, community and creativity.
- the ability to connect and contribute to life – our own life, the lives of others and our environment.
Spiritual wellbeing is what gives our lives meaning and purpose and helps us form connections with the world around us. From a Christian perspective, the foundation of spiritual wellbeing is being connected with God, in an eternal relationship, through a believing faith in Jesus Christ. Knowing who we are in light of who God is gives our lives value, meaning and purpose.
What Does It Mean To Be Spiritually Well?
Here’s a checklist that you can think through to determine how your spiritual wellbeing is going.
- Do you feel your life has purpose?
- How content are you with your life?
- How balanced does your life feel?
- Can you articulate your values and beliefs?
- Do you make time for self-reflection?
- Are you building and growing positive relationships?
- Are you experiencing peace, even if you are facing challenging situations?
- Do you have the freedom to choose joy?
- Do you feel connected to the world around you?
- Do you have hope for the future?
You are loved by God and your life has meaning
Crossing Over is an eBook designed to help you gently discover and experience the love God has for you, so you can find the purpose he has for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Spiritual Wellbeing?
As you grow and develop your spiritual wellbeing, you will feel a greater sense of value, meaning and purpose, knowing who you are and how you can contribute in life. Quite often the way we contribute povides a greater sense of purpose for us but also can be a great blessing to others around us. Having a strong sense of spiritual wellbeing ensures that we look after ourselves so we are able to help and make a difference in the lives of others.
You may also feel a greater sense of happiness in life and be better able to cope with the challenges that come across your path. Being able to draw on an inner peace helps you stay strong when life doesn’t go the way you thought it would. There are always going to be good days, not so good days and let’s be honest, some days are terrible. In the midst of this, your connection with yourself, others and particulary God can give you the strength to keep walking, keep moving forward and come out the other side having grown through the difficult experiences of life.
To support the whole health and wellbeing of all Australians.
To help Australians discover their uniqueness and their spiritual identity.
To promote the valuable contributions of all Australians to our society.
Daily Practises To Boost Your Spiritual Wellbeing
There are some simple things we can all do to take care of our spritiual wellbeing.
Connect with yourself – Try journalling to capture your thoughts and feelings and process them, record those things that bring you joy and inspire you, notice the things that are causing you stress or fear, reflect on what you have to be grateful for.
Connect in your community – Whether this is your workplace, your church, your social group, volunteer organisations or community groups, staying connected to others is a great way to build friendships and have a place of belonging.
Connect beyond yourself – Spend time daily connecting with those things that are bigger than just us. Go outside and enjoy the sky, the clouds, the birds, spend time in prayer, or meditating on words from the Bible, consider what you think about God and why.
Ever considered that ... maybe, there is a God?
If you are unsure of this, is it because you’ve never really given it much thought? Never really investigated if God could be real? Perhaps now is a great time for you to start a new journey. Our Crossing Over eBook can guide your discovery.