Chapter Four: Spiritual well-being
This is the last stop on my soul compass because it is the most difficult for me to share with you (mental health was not easy). I was raised a Christian. I went to church every Sunday. I went to a private Christian school which pushed me away from Christianity. I went to youth group every week. I made other young Christian friends. I went to Christian camps every summer. My parents raised me to be a Christian and I am one. The way I was raised certainly had a lot to do with it but I discovered my Christianity on my own. I had to discover it on my own. I turned to God for everything, but I never turned on God. I pray to him for everything. Now I know you are not all Christians but you all have a spirit. Take care of it. I made the mistake of neglecting mine for far too long. For me that means going back to church, praying, teaching my daughter to pray, meditating, putting my faith in God even when it’s hard.
My Advice to you:
Take care of your spirit. Take a few moments out of each day to focus on what is most important to your spirit. Meditate. Pray. Have blind faith in God. Have blind faith in yourself. The rest will follow but you must believe in yourself and your spirit. Now close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out. See yourself meditating on the top of a mountain at sunrise close to God. See yourself on your deck with a hot cup of coffee watching the sunrise reading a book. See yourself at your desk in the morning reading some affirmations. Now feel your spirit come alive inside of you and relish this moment. Be present.