How to Maintain Good Spiritual Health

Maintaining a Spiritual Practice

  1. Meditate and pray. Prayer and meditation are activities you can engage in daily, or many times a day. By incorporating it into your daily routine, you can maintain your spiritual health in the same way that you maintain your physical health. Pray or meditate by yourself or with a group.
    • Join a prayer group at your place of worship.
    • Gather with a yoga and meditation group in parks and other natural places.
  2. Take monthly or yearly excursions to reconnect to your spirituality. It’s important to have a daily routine, but you don’t want to just go through the motions. To break your habits and get a new perspective, go to a new place and spend a longer time working at your spiritual practices.
    • Go on a silent meditation retreat.
    • Take a trip with a church group.
    • Make a pilgrimage to a holy place.
  3. Study core texts and contemporary takes. Read the earliest texts of your faith tradition, like the Torah, the Tripitaka, or the Qur’ran. Try reading a little every day. Join a reading group or get a study buddy to keep you on schedule.
    • If you are interested in spirituality across religious faiths, read texts from many faiths.
    • Read poetry and song lyrics inspired by the core texts of your faith.
  4. Reflect on your beliefs. Rather than being a passive believer, maintain your spiritual health by questioning, affirming, and revising the principles of your faith.
    • Write down the things you hold to be true, and write a little bit about them.
    • If something is troubling you, don’t hide it from yourself. Share it with someone you trust, and discuss your concerns together.

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