How to Maintain Good Spiritual Health
วันพุธที่ 11 กุมภาพันธ์ 2015 เวลา 13:19 น.
To have good spiritual health, read the article below. Learn to Glorify God for all He will do and has done in your life. Avoid sabotaging your relationship with people and God by using faith in all areas of your life...
1 Have a good relationship with yourself. The only person that knows the best way to develop a close self-relationship is you. Some ways that often work are; keeping a journal and writing your feelings, writing poetry or short stories, take personality quizzes, and talking to yourself in a positive way.
2 Pray and talk to the Lord or whoever you worship. Before you go to bed each night, take a few minutes to send a few effective prayers up to heaven. Attend church on a regular basis if possible, and keep in contact with and be sure you have accepted the Lord Jesus if your call yourself a Christian, and show your love for God by helping the least of his children.
3 Read a lot. Try to study new topics and try new things, this is not only to exercise your mind but also to improve your intelligence. Read as much as you can. Reading is a way to absorb other people’s perspectives, no matter what subject they’re writing about. It gives you an insight into the way other people think that’s impossible to get in any other way. Reading up on both sides of important matters gives you the information you need to form valid opinions and make reasoned decisions.
4 Meditate Meditating is an important way to maintain good spiritual health. Most people prefer to meditate in the morning after they wake up, before bed, and/or after getting home from work or school.
5 Deep breathing sessions. Have a time of day were you turn off all the TVs, iPods, and computers and just breath deeply. It's a good time to come in contact with your inner thoughts and feelings.
6 Listen to your inner voice and follow your gut. What is your inner voice telling you? It's usually the right decision. Stick with your gut, don't do something you may regret.
7 Laugh a lot and sing aloud to your favorite song. These simple things can really improve the way you feel towards yourself and life in general.
8 Don't take anything for granted. Pretend like you are seeing the world for the first time, explore nature. Try doing things with a blindfold such as: watching a movie, talking to a friend, or playing with a pet. It helps you to realize how well you have it.
9 Do something for someone else everyday. Whether its paying someone a compliment, giving money to charity, or helping someone carry their books, it will make you feel good with the added bonus of making someone else feel good too!
10 Watch or read something uplifting. Watch an uplifting movie or read an inspirational story! Whatever floats your boat.
Let more warmth and love into your close relationships.
Be nice to people.
Develop self confidence.
Smile and laugh -- be full of God's spirit and His great energy in your life...
Listen to your parents and always have a talk with them once you feel spiritually unpleasant.
5 Motivational and Inspiring short Stories
Check out these 5 Motivational and Inspiring short stories about life, stories that will make you smile.
1. Everyone has a Story in Life
A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity,
suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The old man smiled and said…
“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today."
Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.
2. Shake off your problems
A man's favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice;
He can't pull it out no matter how hard he tries;
He therefore decides to bury it alive.
Soil is poured onto the donkey from above.
The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it;
More soil is poured.
It shakes it off and steps up;
The more the load was poured, the higher it rose;
By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.
After much shaking off (of problems)
And stepping up (learning from them),
One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.
3. The Elephant Rope
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.
4. Potatoes, eggs, and coffee beans
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.
Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.
He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.
After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”
“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.
“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.
“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.
However, each one reacted differently.
The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.
The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.
However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.
“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? "
In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.
Which one are you?
5. A dish of ice cream
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
“How much is an ice cream sundae?”
“50 cents,” replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.
“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.
“35 cents,” she said brusquely.
The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.
When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.
There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.
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