March is celebrated as Spiritual Wellness Month. It is a time to reflect on the values, ethics and morals that add value and give meaning to your life. Here at diGJamaica, we’re going on a quest for 30 days of inspiration: extracting the common principles from different religions and systems of belief that help their followers to find inner peace, purpose and direction. Each day for the month of March, we will be sharing another principle with you. Join us as we embark on this journey to spiritual wellness.
What we’ve covered so far:
How often in a day do you tell little white (or maybe big white) lies? Are you in the habit of being honest? Are you in the habit of accepting the truth of a time or situation without deceiving yourself about it? Honesty – that act of telling and representing the truth – may seem like a small thing, but in spiritual practice, it is actually very essential to your well-being.
Honesty provides you with peace of mind. You don’t have to worry about lies being uncovered or deception being found out. Additionally, it is one of the bases of strong, good and healthy relationships with others. When all parties in a relationship remain open and completely honest with and about each other in an attitude of love and respect, the bond of trust between them can only grow stronger and stronger.
Another level of honesty is your honesty with yourself. Are you telling yourself the truth? Are you being honest with yourself about the reasons why you may or may not be progressing in life? Are you honest with yourself about your feelings? Are you honest about your habits, tendencies and behaviours? Are you being truthful about your level of satisfaction with your current romantic relationship? Are you satisfied with your significant other? Are you satisfied with your life’s work? What are you afraid of? What do you need to change? Honesty will give you the true answers to these questions; and this is necessary to chart the course to a truly fulfilled life.