Spiritual wellness is having a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to your life. Being a spiritually well person can bring a sense of clarity to the world around us and provide us the opportunity to grow healthy relationships with ourselves and others. By focusing on the positive aspects of life and finding spirituality to be an antidote for negative feelings such as cynicism, anger, and pessimism.
Religions help many people develop spiritual health, but it is not the only source of spiritual wellness. A lot of people find meaning and purpose in their lives on their own through nature, art, meditation, or volunteering to name a few ideas.
Spiritual Wellness Reflection:
- How do I define spirituality?
- What gave me energy or peace today?
- Where do I find support and encouragement in my spiritual practice(s)?
- Am I committing time to enjoying nature and the world in which we live?
- What does my soul/spirit desire for me?
- What am I grateful for today?
Let's practice relaxing this month. Here are some ideas:
- Consider donating to the St. Ignatius Advent Giving Tree which annual distributes 350 gifts through partnerships with a dozen nonprofits, schools, and senior care program sin San Francisco.
- Take a Koret yoga class.
- Read a book. Check one out at Gleeson Library or your local library.
- Are you interested in University Ministry leading a retreat or reflection session for your department or organization? Our team is excited about bringing its expertise. Sessions may be held in person or on Zoom. For more information, contact Angelica Quinonez.
- Simplify. Sending cards or notes of appreciation is an easy way to let loved ones know that you're thinking of them.
- Take an after-dinner walk.
- Share a meal with friends and/or family.
- Play games.
- Consider volunteering. Lend your time and support to those in need.