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Belonging is an important aspect of spiritual health and well-being.

belonging Oct 02, 2020
Belonging is an important aspect of spiritual health and well-being.
 
When we feel that we belong we feel a sense of warmth and peace.
On our journey to grow spiritually, belonging helps us nurture our inner being and this will enable us to support others in their desire to belong.
We are able to balance nurturing the needs of others to feel connected, whilst also holding space for others to build their own skills to develop a sense of belonging.
During the exchange, we cultivate the ultimate spiritual value of love.
It is important to be able to identify what needs of the spirit need nurturing for others, patients and for yourself, this will help to create a deeper fulfillment in life.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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The benefits of social belonging.

belonging Oct 01, 2020
 
When we have a sense of belonging, we are better able to cope with intense and painful emotions.
 
Other benefits include:
πŸŒ€ Improved happiness and joy
πŸŒ€Our strength grows when we feel a sense of connection with others
πŸŒ€When the next difficult encounter arrives, we are more resilient and able to work through these situations.
πŸŒ€We also have better mental and emotional health.
πŸŒ€Lower risk of cardiovascular disease
πŸŒ€Lower rates of unhealthy social behaviours
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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What can we do to build a sense of belonging?

belonging Sep 30, 2020
 
Sometimes we may find it hard to connect and form social relationships within these settings.
Our own inner work can help us relate to others, as we are more likely to bond with others if we also simultaneously work on our own hearts.
 
The following can help with establishing nurturing fulfilling relationships with others, that cultivate a sense of belonging.
πŸ’ƒLearning to accept yourself for who you are, this will grow a sense of accepting others for who they are. We do not have to be perfect, yet begin to understand we are created perfectly imperfect.
πŸ•ΊπŸ½Being less judgemental of ourselves will lead us to being less judgemental of others.
Be open minded others and self.
πŸ’ƒLook for similarities in others, rather than our differences. But also listen carefully to their story and what makes them different with an open mind.
πŸ•ΊπŸ½Having compassion for others, or ourselves… brings a sense of belonging.
Seeing others with a compassionate heart, you are accepting...
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The science of belonging

belonging Sep 29, 2020
 
Biologically we are also wired to have a sense of belonging.
 
Research has shown early attachments when we are young affect our relationships when we are older, with positive secure attachments assisting with healthier relationships in adult life.
It begins as early as in the womb, with women who produced higher levels of oxytocin in the first trimester of pregnancy, showing better connection with their babies.
Oxytocin appears to play a significant role in our social connections under various conditions, including stress, where it is also found at high levels along with the hormone cortisol.
Psychologists have labelled this the “ tend and befriend” responses, with higher levels of oxytocin in low stress conditions providing tenderness to relationships and high oxytocin in stressful conditions, causing people to seek out or befriend more connection with others.
Neuroscientists have also described the feelings of disconnection, not belonging and...
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Belonging is a need of the human spirit.

belonging Sep 28, 2020
Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong anywhere?
You have craved the sense of feeling a part of something, a collective, community, organisation, family?
 
Belonging is a need of the human spirit.
We all need to feel we belong to something bigger than ourselves, whether it be the projects we work on or the day to day life that we have.
When we have the sense of contribution to a group or collective we have better satisfaction in life.
We are more motivated and engaged in life.
 
Internal belonging is the spirit's need to feel connected and have a sense of purpose.
This opens the doors for spiritual realisation for ourselves and helps us value our lives.
 
How is belonging essential to your spirit?
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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Needs of the Human Spirit - Belonging

belonging spiritual needs Dec 30, 2019
 

Belonging is another need of the human spirit.

Honouring and Serving,
Simran Rattan

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