Spirituality means different things to different people. To some families, spirituality is about having a deep and unwavering faith in God, and being a part of an organized religion.
To others, it’s more about morality, having faith in humanity and being in unity with all living things. There are others who believe in prayer, reading the bible and meditation to be a major part of spirituality.
On the other hand, there are families keen on developing good virtues such as kindness, honesty and integrity.
Spirituality may mean different things to different people, but it’s all about believing in the greater good. It’s the experience of knowing your true self which allows you to gain consciousness and know your purpose and existence. Did you know that most strong families have a religious basis?
Their spirituality drives them into building strong and healthy families. It is their positive behavior that is transferred to other generations, which in turn builds a strong society. So what is the importance of a spiritually strong family in the society we live today?
This basically means having the ability to differentiate between good or bad, right or wrong. A spiritually strong family helps cultivate good morals in the society. Reason being, parents are the primary figures during ones childhood. They are the primary social contacts we have the moment we are born, and they influence our upbringing.
Children are taught the moral principles to live by, which facilitates their development all through to adulthood. They are the ones who make up the society. And when a given society is generally made up of people with good morals, it thrives because people avoid wrong doing. As a result, there are fewer incidences of crime, racism, corruption among other vices.
Enhances Quality Of Life
Different spiritual activities such as being part of a mediation group or attending church are good sources of social support. When families meet to fellowship together, they bond over time and support each other during a crisis. This provides a sense of security, belonging and community, which not only improves well-being, but also bolsters life expectancy.
Did you know that recent studies indicate that there’s an 18% reduction in mortality for people with a strong spiritual life? There are many cases where people were able to solve their problems and get better. For instance, a family with a member struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts might benefit from support from other people which gives them hope.
There are people who have changed their bad habits after attending church. Spirituality is not just a coping mechanism, but it’s allows people to re-balance their lives and become better.
When people are able to look out for each other and build each other up, the society becomes a better place. It allows people to make the right choices, change their ways and stay away from bad habits such as violence or committing crimes.
A spiritually strong family knows the value of forgiveness. This also includes letting go of all blame and negativity from their lives. Imagine living in a society where people have a positive mind set.
Positivity brings harmony in a society because people are quick to forgive and let go of all feelings of hurt and anger. As a result, there is a peaceful co-existence which builds a strong and united society.
Spiritually strong families use their spirituality to support and mentor each other, and also to nurture good behavior and positive attitudes. This has an effect on the society they are in and largely influences the interaction of different people.