Why should I encourage spirituality in the home?
Put simply, spirituality means embracing the possibility that there is something bigger than us. But it also means something different to everyone. Some people might dedicate themselves to certain areas of spirituality, like communicating with a psychic on a medium chat, whereas others might focus on meditation or yoga. There are no rules when it comes to spirituality.
When times are stressful and the world is uncertain, everyone should try to be a little more spiritual. Here’s why you should encourage spiritualty in the home.
The current situation of the world means most of us are spending more time at home than normal. When families are cooped up together there can be more arguments and problems. But, by embracing spirituality as a family, you can hugely reduce tension. If everyone meditates and takes time to reflect, your household will be much more peaceful.
Spirituality can have enormous health benefits. Being spiritual means caring about the environment and the kind of food you put into your body. Many spiritual people adopt a plant-based diet, where they don’t eat any harmful chemicals or support the meat industry. They also focus on the way food makes them feel before eating and try to establish a healthy relationship with food; avoiding bingeing or cravings. If everyone in your house takes this attitude, you will have a happy and healthy home.
Being spiritual means having a greater understanding of your body and the way it functions. You are encouraged to listen to your body and only do exercises that feel good. Many spiritual people do yoga, as it works out both the body and the mind. It can be very soothing while working on flexibility, balance and core strength. So, a little spirituality in the home could improve your physical fitness and help get you in good shape.
Now that we’re spending more time at home with our families, parents have a greater influence on their kids than ever before. Kids will imitate what they see, so if they see their parents being rude, selfish or unkind they will think this is acceptable. Being spiritual means being kind and putting the needs of others above our own. It means listening, caring and responding. If you act in a spiritual manner, your kids will do the same. They will grow up to be kind and compassionate, and will genuinely care about those around them.
We all want to get a good night’s sleep. There’s nothing more frustrating than lying awake, tossing and turning, waiting for sleep to finally come. Being spiritual can help you to sleep better. Spiritual people know how to deal with stress, and they go to bed with a clear head by meditating or doing yoga. They are able to separate their problems and reduce mind chatter. So, by being more spiritual in the home you will have a better night’s sleep. And we all know that well rested people are kinder, more energetic and less cranky.