7 Tenets Of A Peaceful Soul
There has been a noticeable shift in focus to health and wellness, with wellness trends consistently rising and set to be the next trillion-dollar industry, according to Forbes Magazine. A quick check of the Instagram hashtag #wellness produces 30.2 million posts!
Wellness typically incorporates things like yoga, meditation, eating well and journaling, with the ultimate goal of bringing more peace to our souls. When we self-reflect and become more aware of who we are at our core we may notice that we have not been fully feeding our souls. We are craving a more peaceful way of living and a stillness within our hearts.
Did you know that even under the most harsh circumstances in life one can still find peace. However, knowing alone is not enough, we must also understand and execute the power and right to choose.
I personally recommend honing in on the bigger picture. Understanding, that we are living perfectly imperfect lives – accepting this truth makes all things flow a bit smoother. I highly suggest reading, “The Gift of Imperfections,” by: Dr. Brene’ Brown.
Let’s take a look at the 7 Tenets of a Peaceful Soul, which you can achieve at any time in your life in order to find serenity and tranquility.
Research reported by the National Institute on Aging (www.nia.nih.gov) suggests that while socialization is good for your physical health (boosting your immune system, for example), it is also beneficial to your mental health, aiding in the prevention of depression and dementia. Connecting with others (positive like-minded people) is vital to our over all health.
You can maximize these benefits by strengthening your relationships with friends, family members, romantic relationships and ties to your communities, such as volunteering or joining a club.
A study done by Dr. Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (Psychology Today) shows that cultivating spirituality leads us to being more gracious, compassionate, self-actualized and present in the moment, truly savoring life’s experiences. Peace is often defined as the absence of stress and anxiety, and not coincidentally, spiritual people report less stress and anxiety.
Spirituality does not require that we subscribe to a religion or believe in God, but rather simply have a connection to and belief in something greater than ourselves. We become more spiritual individuals when we understand our connection to the universe, live in harmony with our callings and allow for synchronicity to lead the way.
A peaceful soul is a soul fulfilling its purpose. Whether this be your professional career or your life’s work as a mentor or caregiver, our souls thrive on purpose. We also find value in bestowing our cumulative knowledge to others. Sharing our wisdom with others is one of life’s greatest gifts
As children, we find delight in the world and joy in the simple things. We play, socialize, grant affection and seek out the things we enjoy. When we are young, we cannot contain our excitement, however, we learn to suppress this joy and fill our days with the activities we feel are obligations rather than exciting life experiences. It is so important that we remember to engage in the things that bring us pure joy.
Creativity allows you to be inspired and to bring your ideas to life. This may be creative endeavors in an artistic sense (such as painting or journaling) or entrepreneurial (such as building a brand or business).
Physical activity is meditation in motion. Movement gets our blood flowing and delivers copious amounts of oxygen to the brain, keeping it strong and healthy. When our mind is strong, our soul is strong.
The space in which you spend the majority of your time (your office and bedroom, for example) should be a space where you can breathe, relax, one that supports your needs, promotes balance, harmony and well-being.
The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, which was developed over thousands of years, says that our “environment affects us all and has an impact on our lives when at work or at home, either positively or negatively” (www.Feng-Shui-Institute.org).
By creating a more harmonious and balanced space, we are able to alleviate the subconscious feelings of distress that may be preventing us from living a more peaceful life.
We can achieve this balance by keeping our space free of clutter, adding green plants and meaningful items (such as photographs of loved ones or a piece of artwork from our travels), as well as utilizing the soothing and uplifting effects of certain colors.
When we bring more peace to our souls, we are truly living free.
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