Wellness Series: The Spiritual Dimension

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Spiritual wellness holds many interpretations and levels of engagement for each of us and involves having a set of beliefs, values and convictions that vary from person to person.

Spiritually healthy individuals possess inner peace, engage in self-reflection, place themselves in environments that reflect and support their values, respect others’ beliefs – even when they differ from their own – and have compassion for those around them.

One person’s view of spirituality may be secular or broad, while another may find their spirituality in more defined specific movements and religions, and some may not define it in any way while still upholding the values they believe in.

To further connect with your own spirituality, reflect on your day-to-day life and assess if it aligns with your beliefs and values. Engage in self-reflection through methods like meditation, consider finding a community that shares your values, spend time in nature to help clear your mind and connect with the universe and devote critical thinking time to identify what brings you meaning and purpose in life. It can also be beneficial to read and learn about other spiritual communities and groups to expand your view and see how others find meaning, even if you don’t participate in them.

Volunteering is a great way to meet others in your community and learn about them, as well as help us instill a sense of belonging and purpose. For like-minded groups to connect with, check out the clubs and organizations on Mountain Lion Connect.