What is spiritual well-being? Open mindedness, willingness, humility and trust that something greater than ourselves is possible. For some people this can be religion, but it can also be something as simple as accepting outside help. Outside help can provide a way to allow us to become the person we aspire to be. There are several ways to rely on something or someone other than ourselves to make positive changes in our lives:
- Distinguish what is and what isn’t in our control. Learn to let go of things that are upsetting and beyond our control.
- Be more open to guidance. Accept help from other trusted sources by releasing the need to control.
- Cultivate a positive attitude by turning over painful or frustrating feelings to something outside of oneself that inspires us to live better.
All of us have basic physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We can find genuine ways to satisfy our needs without unhealthy behaviors such as overeating, smoking, drinking and other self-defeating alternatives by choosing a new path.