“When the concept of human spirit is understood as the mode of consciousness in which the individual feels connected to the Cosmos as a whole, it becomes clear that ecological awareness is spiritual in its deepest sense.”
– Fritjof Capra
Inner well-being comes from the connection and harmony between our inner life and the outer world. In other words:
- it is having inner peace
- it is the feeling of belonging and connectedness with the world
- it is about realising and experiencing deeper meaning in the universe
- it is the feeling that we are part of something larger than the issues, stresses, and challenges of our everyday lives
The way to inner well-being involves acceptance of the world and transcendence (going above or letting go) of our everyday lives. Meditation, rituals, yoga and other practices develop inner well-being.
Your values, beliefs, principles, and morals help to define your inner self. Take time to consider what these are and if your behaviours and actions are in accordance and harmony with these factors. By cultivating compassion, love, forgiveness, acceptance, trust, kindness, empathy, altruism, joy and fulfilment in our lives we help inner health.