- The Common Thread
What is Spirituality ?
is an essential component of good health as it is
the underlying reality, the common fabric which
we are all made of.
is not about belief as even if one does not
believe in spirituality, it still is and remains.
It is not specifically about religion as
spirituality is not limited to one particular
religion or religious perception.
is essential to our health and our life. It flows
out of Eternity and we are constantly within it
since we cannot be without it. Thus it is what we
are and what we are really made of. The
interconnectedness with all that flows from the
Source of everything.
is the way you find meaning, hope, comfort and
inner peace in your life. Many people find
spirituality through religion. Some find it
through music, art or a connection with nature.
Others find it in their values and principles.
Spirituality encompasses all of the above and a
lot more. There are as many perceptions as there
are people and that is part of spiritual growth.
The key is to pay attention to spirituality as it
is your connection to Eternity and thus
Perfection. By striving to understand your
spiritual nature you not only grow as a person
but you also help others do the same.
you swing in harmony with the principles of
spirituality then harmony and balance will exist
in your body as well.
can I improve my spiritual health?
you want to improve your spiritual health, you
may want to try the following ideas. However,
remember that everyone is different, so what
works for others may not work for you. Do what is
comfortable for you.
Identify the things in
your life that give you a sense of inner
peace, comfort, strength, love and
Set aside time every day
to do the things that help you
spiritually. These may include doing
community service or volunteer work,
praying, meditating, singing devotional
songs, reading inspirational books,
taking nature walks, having quiet time
for thinking, doing yoga, playing a sport
or attending religious services.
Keep reflecting on the
fundamental questions of life and be open
to receiving answers even if they do not
necessarily fit with your present
perceptions and even if they come from an
Welcome change as an
opportunity for growth and expanded
Pay attention to your
inner voice so it is not muffled by
Be aware that your own
perceptions can act as a filter,
preventing critical information from
reaching you, until you decide to let it
Be yourself for yourself.
The same person in everything you do.
Finally remember that if
you keep doing the same thing, you should
not expect a different result.