I often talk about meditation on this blog. It is one of the five pillars of my recovery.
What I have not talked about yet is spirituality. Meditation, after all, is a spiritual practice.
I get an enormous amount of good from my daily meditation. It has enabled me to develop a calm center that I can return to when my world is chaotic. (For my most recent post about mediation, click here.)
It’s easy for me to have faith that there is something more to my existence than the things I can see with my eyes. I grew up in a church and continued going for a long time. The idea of faith in a spiritual realm is not foreign to me.
My beliefs have altered greatly over my life. I no longer go to church, but I feel closer to something I call Spirit than I ever have. I get that from meditation. I have many friends in recovery from mental illness, and many of them tell me that spirituality is important to them.
Spirituality is a very personal part of each individual’s recovery. We each get to decide for ourselves what we want to include in our recovery. I find that meditation is very helpful. If you want to know more about my meditative practice, search “meditation” on the blog.
4 thoughts on “Spirituality and My Recovery”
Great post! Spirituality has been important for me too as I’ve been recovering 🙂
I’m so glad it helps you, too.
Thanks for sharing and being vulnerable in your recovery! I too struggle with mental illness, so I understand how difficult but important it is to prioritize spirituality and meditation. Wishing you well. And if you have a chance, I’d love to have you visit my blog.
Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.