Spiritual Happiness & Faith
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Spiritual happiness is unconditional happiness. Spiritual happiness comes with a sense of eternal hope, and a trust in universal perfection. With spiritual happiness, you can be ecstatic even when you’re miserable, because you know that whatever troubles have come your way are meant to uplift your soul in the long run. With spiritual happiness, you can feel complete even when you lose something valuable; you can be fearless even while shaking in your boots.
If we summarize the whole idea of spiritual happiness down to one word, we would have to say that the essence of spiritual happiness is faith.
Not blind faith, or ignorant faith, or a one-time declaration of some faithful-sounding phrase, but true faith – a powerful yet tender trust that is drenched in qualities such as wisdom, humility, love, courage and service.
This faith comes with a greater awareness of spiritual principles, and seeks to be in harmony with the Will of God – whose supreme energy and consciousness is beyond word and thought.
Faith is not only a refuge during troubling times, but can also help empower us to create an outer life that is in greater harmony with our nature. This faith can come with vast knowledge or with simple – or perhaps with both together. True faith knows that everything is always fine, right here, right now, and forever. Faith knows that life is a gift, always.
Faith keeps away bad emotions like self-sabotage, fear, anger, and depression. Faith is the grand elixir of spiritual happiness. When you’re striving to create a greater sense of happiness in your life, paying attention to your spiritual practice may be beneficial because it’s often been purported that spiritual people are generally happier than people without a defined spiritual practice. You may find that hard to believe if you don’t consider yourself to be a spiritual person, but take a peek at some of the benefits of a spiritual practice below and then consider whether they might contribute to a greater sense of happiness in your own life too:
Spirituality and faith practices can improve skills for overcoming stress and raise levels of happiness and general well-being.
Psychologists agree that spirituality and faith have powerful effects on stress management and general happiness.
Spirituality is the search for a higher, supreme power while faith is the belief that such a thing exists. Practices in both spirituality and faith can lead to greater skills for coping with stress.
People, who practice spirituality and faith are able to validate their own existences, cultivate abilities, view stress as short-term and external, and generate social support for stress management.
All form of spiritual and faithful practice including meditation, contemplation, and prayer allow for increases in these skills.