Spiritual means something different for everyone; however, I equate spirituality with my Christian and religious beliefs. I do believe that the spiritual pillar is the most important of the four pillars used to build the foundation for you to achieve your goal of living your optimal life. A life where you can experience peace and contentment daily despite the trials and tribulations.
There must be something that keeps you going when all the evidence is screaming “GIVE UP!”
For me it’s my faith, my belief in God. I believe that I was brought into this world for a purpose. The fact that I survived prematurity (6 months 2 weeks) at home, without an incubator on a tiny island reinforces my belief.
Despite the evidence and what you may be feeling, God never gives you more than you can bear; and He does indeed, turn what was meant for your harm into good if you are patient enough to wait on His timing.
You can practice your spirituality by walking in nature, reading your bible, doing yoga, going to church, listening to music, playing an instrument, praying, or meditating. Whichever way you choose to practice your spirituality, know that it will benefit you tremendously if it becomes part of your routine (preferably daily routine).
Practicing your spiritual routine(s) daily will help you stay grounded and allow you to find your focus when things become stressful or chaotic. Taking a moment to pray when you need clarity may not seem possible when you are strapped for time; however, a simple “God, please help me” is enough to bring calm to your mind and soul.
There is no reason why you can’t employ several practices. I pray, I read my bible, I go to church, I do yoga, I walk, I listen to music and I meditate. Sometimes, you have to use what is immediately available and simple meditations can come in very handy when you do not have a lot of time or privacy.
Having a spiritual foundation does not mean that all will be smooth sailing; quite the contrary. Yet, it is your spiritual foundation that gets you through the trials and tribulations that are a part of life.