The current scientific paradigm is that the physical world is all that exists. Once we know the deep structure of nature, all of the profound mysteries of life will disappear, and we will achieve evidence-based enlightenment. The majority of self-care issues, therefore, focus on the purely physical or the mental. We don’t typically think of spiritual well being as being something important or that we can do anything about.
It turns out, though, that that’s not true. We can indeed look after ourselves from a spiritual perspective, especially if you believe that there is something beyond or undiscovered about the physical universe.
What Is Spiritual Self-Care?
Spiritual self-care definitions vary from culture to culture, and religion to religion. In general, though, it has to do with making a sort of peace with the beyond. In Christian culture, it is all about living in harmony with God and respecting the sacred. In eastern traditions, it has to do with achieving oneness with nature and letting go of the suffering that desire creates.
Defining spiritual self-care is a challenge, but you usually know what it is when you achieve it. You get to a state where you’ve dealt with your primary suffering, and you feel comfortable about your existence, even if you can’t put into words how you got there.
So how do you go about achieving spiritual self-care? What do you need to do?
Connect With Your Community
Practically all major religions and faith traditions have a sense of community. This aspect of spirituality seems to be essential. Primarily, it is about achieving support and teaching. We need to learn from examples of people with healthy spiritual wellbeing in our communities to mirror them in our own lives.
Reach Out To The Spiritual Side
Reaching out to the spiritual realm should be an essential part of your everyday experience. There needs to be space in your day for you to escape the merely physical and explore higher powers.
You can learn how to talk to angels or perhaps engage in simple prayer with God. Whatever strategy you choose, this process can help enhance your spiritual wellbeing and leave you feeling refreshed and encouraged.
Read As Much As You Can
Mainstream culture doesn’t like to talk about the mystical side of life, but people have written extensively about it throughout history. There are volumes of books out there, all providing interesting and useful insights you can take with you in your life. Sometimes a writer will perfectly summarize and explain your difficulties allowing you to achieve a higher quality of life than you ever imagined. Try to read widely and deeply. The more you learn, the more you can understand your faith and that of everyone else.
Be Aware Of Your Actions
Practising mindfulness is vital for a healthy spiritual life. We shouldn’t pour every waking moment into pursuing the pleasures of the world. Instead, we should step back from the biological urges and attempt to explore something deeper and more meaningful.