Every single person, at least in some point of time must have philosophized his/her actions and or even their life. Everyone does that, and it is not uncommon for people to do that. Am I really a good person? Is there a reason behind my suffering? Why does everything bad happen to me? Do things really happen for a reason? Is everything done for my own good? Do I have a connection to this world? Do I belong to this world? Am I living my best life? Can my life get better? What is my purpose? Where is my focus? Do I feel at peace? All of these questions that you may have asked yourself at one point, all of these questions are connected to spirituality.
Christina Puchalski, the Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and health, explains that spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred. Also, another important thing about Spirituality is that spirituality is not a religion or considered to be a part of a religion. They do share a few things common, but apart from that, they are two different concepts. Both, Spirituality and religion offers comfort to the person, functions on the person's belief, makes the person reflect on his/her actions and deeds, involves ethics and the person’s awe for religion or spirituality.
Spirituality and our emotional health are directly linked, and in order to be spiritual, you need to be emotionally stable. Spirituality is all about seeking a connection with something that can bring you peace, awe, acceptance for who you are without changing yourself for someone else or just something else. It is about seeking a connection that is meaningful with something that is bigger than yourself and to feel positive, be positive and have positive energy and emotions. Being emotional well can widen your outlook on life, and look at it more positively, and even help you forge a connection with something bigger than yourself.
Spirituality is a wide concept that has so many perspectives, but two of the main perspectives is that it aims to have the feeling of peace and purpose, and to be connected to something much bigger than ourselves in our life. Spirituality usually involves the quest for the meaning of life. Know what is important to you and how you would like to see yourself in your world, and make the necessary changes for you. The moral values you believe in, live by it and let no one but you dictate your morality. Every day, take your time to connect with nature and meditate. Practising yoga also helps in bring peace to your emotional health. Believe in yourself and do what you feel meaningful and right for you. It is equally important to respect and know about other people’s beliefs and practices, but that does not mean that you have to follow them as well if it is not right for you. Spirituality is for you to be the best version of yourself, have a spiritual connect and have a sense of peace and purpose, not for you to be cool or trendy. Spirituality is a journey that can be lifelong and it is about finding the meaning of your life, not the meaning of everyone's life. So, if you ever feel the need or worry about what others may comment about your Spirituality or even feel that they will tell you it is a waste of your time, remember that it spirituality is about you, finding the meaning of your life and to feel the sense of purpose and peace in your life, not theirs.