There are four keys to our overall health; physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. When all four of these keys are in a state that you are happy with, then one can achieve the ultimate goal of holistic healing which is wholeness. These keys in combination with time, self-reflection, and knowledge will aid you towards your goal. The fourth key is the most personal out of all the keys and there is no definite way to know if this is unwell or even well. Spiritual health also requires the most effort as well since there are thousands of religions that we will not hit upon and who knows which one will speak the most to you. Still, this article will set you on the right path to discover your enlightenment.
Are you spiritually unwell?
There is a warning that should come here, and that is spirituality range differently from person to person. The primary factor in your spiritual health is what you consider ‘truth’ to which there is no exact answer. Perhaps you take comfort in the knowledge that everything that has or will happen is meaningless, but some find no satisfaction that we are this odd blimp of life on the grand cosmos. Just look at how everything function as if ‘someone’ was behind it all, right? If this troubles you then this and the following signs could point to you being spiritually unwell:
1.) Unanswered questions
Where did life come to exist? How can so much hate be in the world? These issues are relatively softball compared to what you might consider answerable, but if you are thinking about this constantly, then that is a troubling sign.
2.) Feeling of an unexplained emptiness
Do you just feel empty as if even as you do what you love that something is missing? This emptiness is a hole that your typical person fills with religion or the one you are with could just not be doing it for you.
3.) A desire to be part of something bigger
Don’t you feel as if everything you do is insufficient? Well if this is what you constantly feel to the point that it is affecting your other keys, then perhaps you take a look at your spiritual health.
4.) All three keys are taken care of
Achieving wholeness in mental, emotional, and physical health is something that is rare, but does happen every once in a while. The trouble is that on this search that you are about to take, then there is a guarantee that your other keys will remain whole.
Discovering Your Spirituality
If you are without religion, unsatisfied with yours, or just looking to immerse yourself in a new culture, then that is what religion has done over the years. There are hundreds of religious views such as Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Take note that despite the foundation of their belief, rejecting religious, nonreligious views such as secular, agnostic, atheist, and nihilism are all equally valid opinions that can lead to a good spiritual health. No one, yes that includes your parents, should tell you what to believe but you should take the time to discover this for yourself if you even care for it.
Exploring Your Spirituality
There will be people who will challenge your world view and do not feel that once you made your choice that it must stay that way. That is the beautiful thing about spirituality and here are a few others:
*Encourages inner strength
*Addressing the unknowable
Take some time to believe in something, or else it might break you in ways that you never imagined.