Day 18: Living With Purpose: Good For Your Spiritual Health

Today I want to talk to you about your spiritual health or wellness and the effect that living with purpose has on it. I don’t care what your own spirituality or religion is – that’s not what this is about.

We live in a very diverse society and as a result, some of my readers will have different belief than others, and different beliefs from my own – and that’s fabulous! You are an individual, wonderfully and beautifully unique, and even though we may not follow the same spiritual or faith path, there are things we can all do to help bolster the positive effect that having a healthy spiritual life and solid beliefs can have.

Even within a group of people from the same faith or belief system, there are sincere differences between individual faiths or spiritual beliefs. In the end, living with purpose and intention is beneficial, no matter what you believe.

Having a purpose is a primal human need. We want to be needed and we need to know that we’re making a difference – it helps us to feel fulfilled, happy, and complete. That’s why living with purpose is so important and why it is good for your overall spiritual health.

The Need To Be Needed
We like to be needed by others. It makes human beings sad and lonely when we can’t help those around us and make a positive difference in their lives. Having a purpose and living with purpose allows us to do just that on a regular basis. It fulfills our need to be needed.

The Need To Find Meaning In Life
Another common human desire or need is to find meaning in life. None of us like to feel like we’re wasting our time here. Living with purpose gives meaning to each and every day. That in turn makes us feel happier and more fulfilled.

The Need To Have Hope
At the end of the day, even when things seem bad, we need to have hope. Having a purpose means we have a plan and we have something to strive towards. That’s hope…right there.

It is the hope that we’ll make a difference, the hope that things will get better, and the hope that we can get ourselves out of the hole we find ourselves in that motivates us to keep on going, one step at a time.

The Need For Values
We also need values to live a happy and fulfilled life. Our values are like a compass that can guide us along the way. If you’re a parent, you know how important it is to impart strong, positive values on your children. Without them, they can start to feel lost and insecure. That can add a lot of stress and unhappiness.

We’re no different as adults. Living our life with purpose by default provides us with a strong set of values to live by.

Living with purpose is good for your mind and your spirit. It allows you to live a more fulfilling, happier life and make a difference in the world.

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