Combining Visionary Approach with Spirituality: A Mental Boost
Why do people call upon a higher being when in the grips of a crisis? It is because human beings need a sense of comfort and contentment. People who turn to spirituality in some form are able to unburden themselves of many negative feelings or mental obstacles. Because they intuitively trust in higher power, something bigger than they are. You can use this psychology to supplement your visionary approach as well.
The visionary approach means imagining yourself as the person you want to be in future or visualizing yourself as achieving goals that you are aiming for.
Psychological research papers have emphasized the powerful effects of adopting a visionary approach on the successful achievement of objectives. Synchronizing frequent spirituality with your vision can result in an emotional wave of energy that pushes you even closer to your dream or goal.
Spirituality does not have to be specifically religious, but it does play a significant role in our accomplishments. This is because of our traditional beliefs in religions and higher powers. Spirituality allows one to attract positive energy, and positive energy can perform wonders in our personal and social lives. However you seek it, spirituality should be a part of your success plan.
Spirituality stimulates our mind and activates the cognitive functions of our brain to think in a constructive sense.
It persuades our minds to develop concerns for values, positive feelings, and consequences of actions. These help you determine if your goal is morally and ethically justified, and instills the actions necessary to realize your goal. A healthy spirituality allows us to see the world and our place in it from a larger perspective, that there are many roads and many paths, and that we are not alone on our path. This encourages a sense of optimism. A positive perspective changes everything and facilitates more positive changes.
There are many studies that emphasize the positive impact that spirituality has on various achievements or success. These are just a few:
1. A study conducted in the Middle East demonstrated a positive association between spiritual health and academic accomplishments of the medical students involved in the study.
2. Research conducted in the same country concluded that there was a significant positive relationship between trust in God and academic achievements. This study also found that there is a significant positive relationship between self-esteem and academic success.
You do not need to believe in God to be spiritual but you need to believe in something bigger than yourself. Believe the universe has your back as Gabby Bernstein says.Dr. Dee
None of these studies are implying that you have to be religious to be successful.
However, the belief and trust in a higher power and the sense of community that come with a religious or spiritual group are powerful factors in supporting people toward success. Find something that speaks to you, that gives you the positive energy, emotional encouragement, and steadfast support essential to your journey.
De Stress Naturally
Personally, I believe that when we open ourselves up to the possibility that there is something more out there it can help dramatically reduce our stress load. For example, when we are struggling with something that is too big for us to take on alone most of us fail to reach out for help. This is not because we don’t want or need it. But rather more of a situation in which we don’t want to burden someone else with our problems. The downside to this is that what once started out as something small and easy to fix quickly begins to take on a life of its own. Luckily, when you have faith in something bigger you can pray or meditate on it and in a way release that strain and burden. We have all been there at least once or twice. I know for me it helps to mentally lighten my load.
Harmful Effects of Excess Stress
Another important thing to remember is that there are so many different health related issues that can pop up due to excess stress. Two of the most common complaints that occur due to excess stress are a compromised immune system and weight gain. With everything we have been dealing with as of late it has become clear that we could all use a little more faith in something bigger. Regardless of your religious beliefs, we can all benefit from taking a moment everyday to help lighten our mental load. One of the best ways to do this is through meditation (great for visualizing what you want things to look like in the future) and journaling. Sometimes the simple act of writing out a situation that feels too much for us to take on alone can help to ease the burden itself.
Cranberry Spinach Salad
Gluten Free, Vegan Serves 8
- 1 Tbsp Vegan Butter
- ¾ Cup Almonds, Blanched and Slivered
- 1 Pound Spinach, Rinsed and Torn into bite-size pieces
- 2 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
- 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
- ½ Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
- ¼ tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp Minced Red Onion
- ¼ Cup White Wine Vinegar
- ½ Cup Avocado Oil
- ¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Apples Cubed
In a small saucepan, melt butter and stir in almonds until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a medium bowl whisk together sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, paprika, vinegars, and oil. Toss greens in dressing and top with cranberries, almonds, and apples.
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