Are you searching for deeper spiritual meaning in your life? You’re not alone; the hectic demands of life in the 21st-century has made many people feel disconnected.

Perhaps what you need is to establish or deepen a spiritual connection to bring about a sense of balance and completion in your life.

white fired candleMany people confuse spirituality with religion and believe that spiritual wellness can only come from religious beliefs. I’ve established in a previous post that spiritual things are related to that which we consider sacred, and religion most often includes embodying laws and/or doctrines.

Spiritual balance comes from more than subscribing to (or rejecting) those sets of laws or doctrines. Some people do seek religion for their spirituality, but spirituality can also be achieved without belonging to a specific religion, and it can change and adapt as we mature and grow throughout our lives.

How to Achieve Spiritual Wellness

Essentially, developing spiritual wellness means working toward identifying what you believe in and how those beliefs can provide you with inner strength through even the roughest patches in life.

When you’ve developed spiritual wellness, you can:

  • Respond to others honestly, regardless of the situation.
  • Express the values that you uphold and stand behind them at all times.
  • Understand the meaning of life and become in tune with the meaning of your existence.
  • Lead a fulfilling life.

How do we achieve spiritual wellness? Each of us has to develop our empty street in between of tall trees during golden hourspirituality in our own way. Your chosen path may take you on a different journey than other persons in your life – and that’s perfectly all right.

When you’re ready to begin your journey toward spiritual wellness, consider the following suggestions:

  1. Question the purpose of your existence. Ask yourself a few key questions as you go on a quest to achieve balance through spiritual wellness. Self-exploration is the key to developing your spiritual balance.

Ask yourself:

    • What defines me?
    • What is the purpose of my existence on the planet?
    • What things, people, and ideologies should I be committed to?
    • What do I want out of life?

2. Connect to what’s meaningful. After you’ve answered those questions, your next mission is to connect to and identify with the things in life that you want to represent you. Do you believe in helping others? Is it your interest to sacrifice the physical aspects of life to gain spiritual strength?

Put the answers to the questions to work:

    • Contribute to a charity if you’re inclined to help others.
    • Plan and execute an intentional fast from food to gain endurance and clarity of mind – be sure to check with your physician before starting.

3. Test your limits. When you take on challenges, you expand your understanding of a whole new set of possibilities for you. Testing your limits could involve many things, for instance:

  • Taking on a physical challenge that ordinarily you wouldn’t attempt due to fear of failure, disappointment, or the nature of the challenge itself.
  • Make a decision based on your beliefs even though you know it may not be popular.
  • Have the strength to stand by those convictions even if others reject them.

two white candlesBecoming spiritually strong involves believing in something. It involves identifying your purpose and working towards achieving that purpose. Most importantly, it involves becoming truly happy with your life.

Ultimately, the balance you seek will come when you satisfy your spiritual needs. By taking the steps outlined here, you can put yourself on the right path to spiritual fulfillment.

Achieving spiritual wellness is not an overnight process. With persistence and dedication, you’ll find yourself connecting with another aspect of your existence that you never realized. More and more things will become clearer to you and you’ll start to experience true inner peace, no matter what challenges you’re faced with!

About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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