Happy #MindfulMonday. This week‘s journal prompt is focused on spiritual rest.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been focusing on different forms of rest. When you think of rest? What do you imagine? Typically, most people think of sleep but it’s so much more than that. There are seven types of rest. Check out the links below to learn more.
The Different Types of Rest
Week One: I focused on the importance of solitude. You can read more about that here.
Week Two: I focused on the two different types of physical rest. You can read more about that here.
Week Three: I focused on emotional rest. You can read more about that here.
Week Four: Now we are learning about spiritual rest. Spiritual rest is defined as a sense of purpose and connection to something greater than ourselves. When we determine our core values, we can gain clarity on how to approach our daily habits and align these habits with our purpose. I will discuss ways to determine if you need spiritual rest and provide examples of how to achieve this kind of rest.
How to Incorporate Spiritual Rest In Your Life
Spiritual rest allows us to feel connected and are contributing to something important. Spiritual rest has a lot to do with your actions on this Earth and how they connect with your daily habits. When we become spiritually exhausted, we feel depressed. We lack clarity and float meaninglessly as we move through our daily tasks. Our values influence our daily habits because they set the foundation for the actions we take. It is often stated that:
“Most of the time we feel tired not because we’ve done too much, but because we’ve done too little of what makes us come alive“
The best way to get clarity on your what makes you feel alive is to determine your values. This clarity comes from sitting in silence. Many times people think that action is what will give you clarity but silence allows answer to seek you.
Ask yourself these questions to determine how you can achieve this kind of rest.
Spiritual Rest Journal Prompts:
- What are your core values?
- How are these values represented in your daily life?
- How can you create habits that align with your passions?
“The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still, when silence speaks loudest.”Leon Brown
It is during moments of surrender that answers come to you. In the midst of the quiet stillness, you suddenly feel an inner-knowing; a gentle nudge from God guiding you towards your next step.
As you determine your values, it becomes easier to find space for stillness because you prioritize the things that mean the most to you.
This is a gentle nudge to create space for stillness. Go to the place that provides you with peace. The gentle crash of the waves or the swaying of the trees as the sun slowly set. If you can’t physically be there, imagine and let yourself feel free.
Examples of Ways to Achieve Spiritual Rest
“Be still and know”Psalm 46:10
I would love to hear your thoughts!