Experience A Spiritual Rejuvenation This Summer

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This summer is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. The forecasted weather is looking to be tremendously beautiful, and as a result the love we can share with our families in an outdoor space. The stress of careers, booking holidays and generally the impetus to ‘have fun at all times,’ can leave you feeling lacking and less whole, despite the amount of beauty there is to be experienced.

This feeling of ennui is easy to fall into, and will affect everyone at some point or another during their lives. It can be argued that it’s natural, especially in our fast-paced, demanding culture that expects a lot from us and gives us very little time to unwind naturally.

If you’re a believer in God or not, a spiritual resurgence could be just what you need.

But what does a spiritual resurgence look like, and how can it be defined by believers and nonbelievers alike? Well, something like this:

Spiritual Retreats

A spiritual retreat can help you get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and embed with a community that has love, trust and companionship at the core of its functioning. Such love and acceptance might seem rare to you, especially if you’re part of a career that is notoriously competitive and has very little room for compassion.

Meditation retreats, Christian retreats or even nature retreats could all function to help you come back to yourself, and reassess your internal priorities as a human – something that our daily life often prevents us from doing well. If this sounds like it’s just the ticket for what you need, you can begin the process now and book a retreat here. Doing so will help you get out of your daily comfort zone, and sometimes that is enough.

Personally Defined Meditation

Meditation allows us to keep in contact with ourselves, and the world around us. The staunch meditator will become very observant in their local surroundings, and for good reason. It allows us to stay serene and focused on something as simple as breath, so it naturally will extend to the world around us.

Meditation has been proven to increase empathy, which is a beautiful thing to cultivate no matter where on the religious spectrum you fall. It is a religious activity that can be as wholesome for an atheist as it can a devout Catholic. Whether you use your breath or iconography from your chosen religion to contemplate during your spiritual practice, you can glean benefit in more ways than one.

Gratitude

If you’re feeling down, perhaps it’s worthwhile just take stock of your life and figure out exactly what you’re grateful to experience. Do you have a happy, healthy family? Do you have food in your refrigerator? Do you have access to the internet, clean water, and a place over your head? Do you have a secure job? Congratulations, you might be in the top 1% of fortunate folk in the world. You should be grateful for this, and do what you can to contribute to the betterment of everyone around you. Maybe volunteering at a local homeless shelter can help you realise just how comfortably you have it?

Chances are, if you have time to read this article during your day, you are doing fairly okay. Live by your values, and you’re sure to come out of your lethargy given time.

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