18 Living with Purpose Is Good for Your Spiritual Health

Today I want to talk about spiritual health or wellness and the effect living with purpose has on it. I don’t care what your own spirituality or religion is. We live in a very diverse society and as a result, some of my readers have different beliefs than others. Even within a group of people from the same faith or belief system, there are vast differences between individual faiths and spiritual beliefs. In the end, living with purpose and intention is beneficial, no matter what your beliefs are.

That’s why living with purpose is so important and why it is good for your overall spiritual health. Having a purpose is a primal human need. We want to be needed and we need to know that we’re making a difference to feel fulfilled, happy, and complete.

The Need to Be Needed

We like to be needed by others. It makes us sad and lonely when we can’t help those around us and make a difference in their lives. Having a purpose and living with purpose allows us to do just that on a regular basis. It fulfills the need to be needed.

The Need to Find Meaning in Life

Another common human desire or need is to find meaning in life. We don’t like to feel like we’re wasting our time here wondering what we are doing here. Intentional living gives meaning to each day. That in turn makes us feel happier and more fulfilled.

The Need to Have Hope

At the end of the day, even when things seem bad, we need to have hope. Having a purpose means we have a plan and we have something to strive towards. That’s hope there. It is hope that we’ll make a difference, it is hope that things will get better, and it is hope that we can solve problems when they happen.

The Need for Values

We also need values to live a happy and fulfilled life. Our values are like a compass that guides us along the way. If you are a parent, you know how important it is to communicate strong values to your children. Without values as a guidepost, they feel lost and insecure. That can add a lot of stress and unhappiness. We’re no different as adults. Living our life with purpose by default provides us with a strong set of values to live by.

Exercise: Make a list of your top five values. Are you honoring them in your life? How?

About Karen

Karen Karsten, CPCC, CAC, has had several business careers, in government, finance, retail and publishing. Each career was a building block that helped her create the life she has now as a coach, writer and executive director of Rich Chicks and Creative Principle of Think You Can LLC.

Her companies, Think You Can (www.thinkyoucan.net) and Rich Chicks (www.richchicks.org) both explore the magic of prosperity and creating clarity about life values. Karen has total faith in the magic of belief. Notice how that works either way: belief of magic, magic of belief. Magic is there—in you, too. Take a moment right now and honor the magic in you.

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  1. Top five values are sobriety, health, husband, family and job , add friends makes it 6

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