The mind and your spirit
We are all spirits, living here in temporary bodies. Once you realise this is all fleeting, you should have an urge to know more than yourself. Bringing your spiritual life into balance takes more than simply discovering or deepening your faith. It covers being spiritual in any context, and ends in learning how to serve others. To help with this balance, I have added meditation to this aspect.
What we think, how we think, and when we think divines us more than the clothes we wear, even the people that we surround ourselves with. In any case these decisions will flow from our minds, which forms beliefs, habits, and ultimately lifestyle. To balance our minds, as part of a balanced life, we need to take into consideration our mental health, habits and routines, behaviour, memory, and our decisions.
Knowing your mind and knowing your spirit is knowing who you are, and what you need to ensure your own tank is full. That tank includes your emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and social sides. All of these aspects must be balanced and fed, often, to ensure that you live instead of merely exist, that you thrive instead of survive.
I found this beautiful definition when I did the research. I cannot remember where it was from, so if you recognize it or it is your own, please let me know so that I can reference you! The author said something along the lines of:
“Self-care is not a one-time thing that you can tick off a bucket list. It’s the constant repetition of many tiny habits, which together soothe you and make sure you’re at your optimum—emotionally, physically, and mentally”
If you take self-care as looking after your mind and spirit, then you will be closer to understanding that all of who you are should be in balance in order for you to be the best YOU.