Spiritualism for self-improvement is the path and process that guides you toward self-awakening and self-realization, uncovering the darkness and clouds that may be binding you to an isolated, desolate life. Spirituality helps you develop inner peace and strength, giving you a sense of your own worth and value and placing importance on hope and optimism.
That’s why it’s important to take charge of your spirituality and start unlocking these life-altering benefits.
1. Spirituality improves mental health.
Spirituality plays a vital role in improving mental health. As a human, you have both spiritual and physical needs, and being aware of your spiritual needs can bring a positive change in your life. You can find spiritual answers to some of the most intriguing questions, including who you are, why you were born, what is your purpose in life, what does the future hold, and why is there so much suffering.
2. Finding peace within boosts mental strength.
Spiritualism helps you come out of the emotions and thought processes that cause you pain and suffering. Spiritual awakening is all about thought management — getting rid of evil thoughts and “unminding” the mind, clearing the soul of any veil of darkness and illusion, and enabling you to see reality as it is. When the pain and suffering are dissolved, you achieve a higher level of spiritual awakening, which further inspires and motivates you to discover your real self and experience ultimate peace, bliss, contentment, and happiness. This is a state of real freedom, where thoughts, circumstances, events, and habits do not disturb you from within, helping you realize your life and true essence and boosting mental strength that life isn’t that cruel.
3. Spirituality makes you feel more connected.
Spirituality brings a feeling of connectedness with your true self and helps address your dysfunctional beliefs that might be responsible for any negative feelings you may have, thus enabling you to cope with stress, negativity, and mental illness. It provides you with a means to cope with a problem, helping you rely on your own resilience and strength.
Spiritual practices may include:
- Belonging to a specific faith community
- Any emphasis on spiritual values, such as hope, kindness, honesty, compassion
Religion and spirituality are not necessarily the same, but if you find a regular spiritual practice, it may be the key to general well-being.
Sanjay Jain, M.D., MBA, is a US-trained Board Certified physician, health expert, life coach, and inspirational keynote speaker who has dedicated his life to helping people find their purpose by achieving a meaningful life that they deeply cherish. He is also the author of the New York Times best selling book Optimal Living 360: Smart Decision Making for a Balanced Life (Greenleaf, February 2014). Sanjay represents a new wave of thought leadership and expertise developed not only from his medical and financial education, but also his life experiences. Follow Sanjay on Twitter and visit his website at SanjayJainMD.com to download a free chapter of Optimal Living 360.