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:
You’ve heard the saying before: “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” The people you surround yourself with can either add to or detract from the overall quality of your life. Your friends can make or break you. Friends are, by definition, the ones with whom you spend most of your quality time. They are the people you do life with – the ones you choose who also choose you.
Someone once said that you are the average of your five closest friends. The people you choose to do life with are a reflection of who you are, what you value, and, very possibly, where you’re going in life. Ideally, you want to have friends around you who genuinely care for you and express this through their actions. You want friends who engage you, uplift and encourage you, help you, and give you tough love when you need it. You want friends who are honest with you, who will tell you the truth, and who you can trust.
Look at your circle of close friends right now. Do these people really care for you? Are you sure? Are they there for you when you need them? Do they believe in you and your dreams? Do they speak well of you – before and behind you? Do they tell you the truth no matter what? Do you feel and see the expression of their love for you in your everyday life?
The Jamaican proverb says that a good friend is better than pocket money. Choose your friends wisely, and be surrounded by people who enhance and build your life and spiritual wellness.