Given my life experiences, I would have a right to be negative. However, instead of dwelling on the negativity, I have chosen a more spiritual path for myself.
My spiritual beliefs have helped me find understanding, where before I couldn’t see or understand. Spirituality is a road of self-discovery, recognising the deepest of values in the human spirit as opposed to material or physical things, so that we aspire to life in its simplest form, without complications, or negativity.
Spirituality is about giving without needing to receive, and about having inner peace. I draw inspiration from the smallest of things and look for the lessons I am shown, even if those lessons don’t always make sense to me. My beliefs help me focus away from my physical form and that helps take away stress.
I have days where my beliefs are put to the test because of my upbringing, and my physical and mental difficulties, but I am drawn back like a magnet.
I don’t always understand the life I’ve had, but as I continue to work things through, my spiritual beliefs help me understand more of my experiences, so that I get to deal with less stress.