The next dimension that is often either overlooked or ignored is Spiritual. It doesn’t matter your religious belief, background or ethnicity. The spiritual dimension crosses borders and deities and encompasses the belief system that carries a person through life and helps them withstand crises.
Spirituality is not the same as religion, although religion may form a structure for it. It acknowledges the existence of a realm besides the material world that is important to people, that gives meaning to their lives, and may provide an ethical rationale for their behavior.
At some point in your life, you will probably ask what life means. You may turn to God, nature, the paranormal, materialism, or yourself to figure out the answers; at different points in your life you may try to find different approaches. It is an age-old debate whether there is one path to spirituality or many. Though your quest might be life-long, there will be times in your life when your spirituality is stronger than others. You may find yourself withdrawn from your spiritual side and then, usually when there are times of hardship, drawn back to it.
Acknowledging the existence of something bigger than yourself is important to creating balance in your life. Trying to keep consistency is the goal here and you will find yourself at peace more often and able to maintain a greater strength in every aspect of your life.
Remember, each dimension of your life is dramatically impacted by each of the others, and it is imperative to give concentrated focus to each area to give your life unity and balance.
When analyzing and drawing your circle for this ICD of your life, answer the following questions honestly and thoughtfully.
You can only succeed in achieving unity with all your ICD’s by being completely honest with yourself. Rate yourself on a scale from 1-10 on each of the following questions.
- Are you at Peace with the way you live your life?
- Do you have a relationship with God?
- Do you have a feeling of wellbeing with the World?
- Do you spend time alone giving thanks to a higher power for the things you have?
- How often do you give freely of your time, money, and talents?
- How disciplined and converted are you to holding yourself to the standards/doctrines of your church, temple, or synagogue, or personally set?
Make sure you are finding time to relax and renew your spirit. You need to know that you are worth the time it takes to be good to yourself and worship in some form or fashion. Obedience is the only way to fulfillment. It gives you peace of mind, and spiritual maturity.
What does this ICD of your life look like?
It’s never too late to make a choice to improve your spiritual dimension and find peace within yourself.
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