I’m a total advocate for personal development. I think we can all better ourselves in some way, shape, or form. That being said, I believe you should always practice and improve your physical, spiritual, and mental health. I believe all three are very important and go hand in hand.
I grew up with a Baptist background. We wore skirts and dresses all the time, and contemporary music was out of the question. We, as a family, left the religious scene when I was nineteen years old.
No, my family did not stop their beliefs in Christ, but rather the “men of god”. We found ourselves questioning everything we have been taught and preached from the pulpit our whole lives. Man has a tendency to twist things into what they want you to see and follow. No, we do not think every church is like this, but we do believe there is more to Christ than just showing up at a building on the weekends .
Now that I am older I question my own beliefs. So, I’ve taken it upon myself to dig a little deeper for myself. I find studying scripture, it’s history, and practices very interesting. I believe that being spiritually balanced effects your mental happiness, and your mental state trickles down into the rest of your daily activities.
I would say I have a great moral compass, but I’m also the girl with a couple tattoos, my septum pierced, and you’ll possibly hear “oh for f*ck sake” under my breath” (when children aren’t present). But thank God there’s hope for all of that (gestured to self) .
I hope there is hope.