Beating low self esteem with spirituality – finding your path

Low esteem comes from a poor sense of self. To beat this an individual needs to feel complete. Self esteem rests on feeling fulfilled. This fulfilment is based on life being in balance and all the needs of the individual being met. One of these essential
needs is spirituality. This does not mean specifically god or gods, though for some it does, but a much broader personal sense of being a significant member of their world.

What spirituality means here is a deeper sense of connectivity to the world the person lives in. There are a range of ways that someone feels spirituality connected with their world. For some people it is having ties with their own family and especially their children. This allows them to feel connected with their own children but also connects them with their own ancestry and their own connection to the world they live. They are also able to feel connected to future generations and feel connected beyond the here and now and have a deeper sense of belonging in their world.

Some people feel connected spiritually by connecting with nature. They meet their needs by walking in the country, climbing mountains or watching wildlife. For others who feel connected with nature they experience the extremes of the season with relish. Walk in the rain, snow, wild winds and feel a sense of connectivity by the might of nature during floods, gails or the serenity of a sunset.

Other ways in which people feel spiritually connected include religious connectivity and meet their spiritual needs through reading religious texts, performing and participating in religious observances and having a shared religious identity.

To prevent low esteem there is a need recognise how your own spirituality needs can be met and to find time in your life to meet those needs. Being able to meet your own spiritual needs helps build personal motivation and resilience during crisis.

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