Richness of Spirit
Perhaps you’ve experienced it – that moment when someone walks into a room, and seems to fill it with light. Their warmth, good humor and charisma radiate to everyone around them. You may sense a welcoming energy emanating from them, which feels inviting and approachable. That’s what “Richness of Spirit” is all about.
While material wealth is accumulating “things,” spiritual wealth transcends possessions to focus on values that nourish our soul. So many people claim they didn’t know they grew up poor until someone else told them. Their home was so full of love, laughter and compassion they always felt abundance. That’s what living with richness of spirit does – priorities shift, and material things aren’t as important.
How does one enrich his or her spirit? There are many habits that you can form that cultivate happiness and contentment, which in-turn enriches your spirit. One of the quickest and easiest is expressing gratitude. Another is having faith in something greater than you. And other examples include: cultivating empathy and compassion; sharing your enthusiasm and joy; and creating positive, caring connections with others. All are guaranteed to raise your level of joy.
Another profound way to enrich one’s spirit is to pay it forward by donating your time, touch, talent or treasure. For example, volunteering your time and services for a cause you whole-heartedly believe in, being a designated hugger at OHI, and donating goods or money to those less-fortunate than you.
Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
Many of tS he classes and spiritual activities offered at the Optimum Health Institute (OHI) were created to enhancing your spiritual richness: Emotional and Mental Detoxification, You Validation, Self Esteem, Your Life as a Gift, Body-Mind Connection and Prayer Circles, Friday Morning Testimonials and Friday Night Live.
It’s the perfect time of the year to detoxify the body, quiet the mind and celebrate the spirit with like-minded people at the OHI missions in San Diego or Austin. We can help you achieve your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual goals for optimal health, and get your New Year off to a healthy start. Visit us online at www.optimumhealth.org , or call us at (800) 993-4325 to make your reservation.