Rev. Denise Burriss
Spiritual well-being can be defined as an emotion, or a feeling, that affects
your behavior and makes it possible for you to discover the essence of your
authentic self, and the deepest values that you choose to live by.
It encompasses our belief in the one true God and enables us to connect
through prayer and meditation, where we ultimately receive God's wisdom
Your behavior affects your mood, and ultimately, your spirit
Your mood affects your state of well- being, and
Your state of well-being affects your health.
Your mind, your body and your spirit are inextricably interwoven, and that is by design.
Some people manifest their spirituality in charismatic ways, others manifest their spirituality in a quiet way.
So how do we achieve spiritual well-being?
When you consciously and subconsciously make efforts to have balance and harmony in your everyday living, you are experiencing spiritual well-being.
When you reach a place of spiritual presence and acceptance of what the Sages and Elders have been teaching us for centuries, that God is the center of your life, you will experience a true connection of the mind, body and spirit, that emerges with wisdom; and your understanding of the meaning 'the fruits of the spirit' will becomes complete. it will manifest within your spirit.
You'll know that no matter where you are in life, whatever is going on in your life, you're in a good place, you're moving forward because you are living in your spiritual well-being.
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control….. Against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22,23