Spiritual health is germane in experiencing great health. We all are spiritual beings. I understand that some skeptics of religion may not be keen about this topic, but my advice is, kindly read on, ponder on what you have read and take your decision at the end of the day to either apply it or not.
My life’s purpose is to equip and educate people to discover, develop and deploy their inherent greatness in order to achieve their full potentials and make a difference. Therefore, my major focus is how to keep creating value to the highest need of humanity (fulfillment).
According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the highest human need is self-actualisation (fulfillment). This can be achieved through a pattern of living which will focus on two spiritual needs:
Continuous growth (achieving our full potential)
The need to contribute beyond ourselves in a meaningful way (to make a difference in the lives of others).
In other words, for us to experience a better quality of spiritual health, we need to keep growing individuals in order to achieve our full potential and also be able to make a difference in the lives of others. Your spirituality feeds on fulfillment.
Another important key to spiritual health is contribution. Giving is living, sharing is caring. If you make it a point of duty to be a giver, as well as a receiver, you will enjoy spiritual bliss.
More often than not, when people hear giving, what often comes to their mind is money. Yet, cash is just one of the various things we can give out. You can give a helping hand by volunteering for a non-governmental organisation (NGO), your community, an association you belong or your religious society.
Other things you can give out that cost little or nothing and can make a huge difference in the lives of others, sometimes more than money, are kind words, knowledge, experience, a smile, advice, empathy, encouragement, counsel, kindness and love. I believe right now that you are aware that you have so much to offer to the world and you have no excuse not to give and be a giver at a go.
Outlined below are simple ways to achieve optimum spiritual wellbeing. I believe with the entire fiber of my being that if the strategies elucidated below for optimum spiritual well-being are fully applied, anyone, rich or poor, young or old, able or disabled, tall or short, white or black, can live a healthy life and achieve optimum wellbeing with all its benefits.
Premium person: Who is that person that always brings out the best in you? Every moment you spend with the person catapults you higher. Intentionally spend more quality time with such a person. Treasure the relationship. Bring out the best in the person, so that he or she too can bring out the best in you. My premium person is my wife. Her presence and contributions elevate my vibration of thoughts to a higher degree.
Premium place: Where is that place in this world that you are always at peace? Spend more time in that place. Connect with nature. Allow yourself to slow down and enjoy the beauty of nature. Where is that location in the whole earth in which you are filled with serenity and tranquility? Spend more time at your premium place. My premium place is my apartment and I’ve made it a point of duty to always stay in a peaceful and serene environment, free from the hustle and bustle of modern life. I also pay premium attention to the aesthetics of the interior of my apartment for soothing and conducive habitation.
Premium activities: What activity connects you to your core? What makes you feel fulfilled and takes you to your spiritual realm? For me, it is writing, teaching, inspiring, training and coaching. In short, helping others to grow and become better connects me to my core and I will keep doing these activities till my last breath. Find out those activities that connect you to your core and make a firm decision at this moment to submit to your purpose, to keep doing those activities that matter to your spiritual well-being.
Premium time: What particular time of the day are you always at your best? Is it in the early morning or late at night? Or perhaps in the middle of the night like my great friend, Deji Abimbola. My premium time is early in the morning, from around 4:30 am to 7:30 am. And I make it a point of duty to strategically use this period of the day to do some of the most important activities that matter to my spiritual health and productivity. These are writing, reading, learning, praying, inspiring, and practising my speech. Find out your optimum time of the day and schedule your most rewarding activities during this period of the day.
ACTION PLAN: I will spend more time with my premium person at my premium place during my premium activities at my premium time.
AFFIRMATION: I enjoy spiritual bliss and wellbeing. I am blessed and highly favoured.