Being born to immigrant parents from the Philippines, it makes complete sense that from day one I was raised in the Catholic beliefs.
According to asiasociety.org...
"The Philippines proudly boasts to be the only Christian nation in Asia. More than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic..."
With that said, even though I am no longer a practitioner of Catholicism, I have learned some ultra-valuable takeaways that keep me on a straight and narrow path in pursuit of quality of life.
One of them being, there is a difference between being religious and being spiritual.
Being religious constitutes following a specific set of organized beliefs and practices, usually shared by a community or group.
Being spiritual is more of an individual practice, and has to do with having a sense of peace and purpose.
I have taken the qualities that my mom has shown me; passion, perseverance and devotion to her religion, and have done my best to exhibit that same energy while being on my spiritual journey of physical culture and martial arts.
There have been countless set-backs, challenges and obstacles on this path. I've made plenty of decisions that either worked or didn't. Life is a never-ending process of being in the S.C.R.A.P.
Wherever you are on your path, here is a quick reminder for you:
"Building your spiritual fortitude involves committing to something that has existed before you and will exist after you."
In this week's follow-up on quality of life, we dive into the spiritual arena and how crucial of a role it plays in our lives. No matter what you consider your higher power, it's what gives you the energy to persevere when times get rough. Enhancing your spiritual arena is not only synonymous with religion, it encompasses finding the core purpose of why you're on this planet. This is a concept that many don't take the time to sit down and state what that means for them, which leads to lack of drive, fulfillment and feelings of apathy. Sarah and I chat about the 2 ways that you can start moving in the direction of being a spiritual person. By finding that "bigger than you" ambition.
Here are a few common ambitions of purpose that people commit to:
-Service to others
These ambitions will guide you to answering one crucial question we pose during this episode.
Be sure to listen in to find out what it is...
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Until next week,
Chris and Sarah