About a year ago, I read a book called "Wellbeing" by the Gallop people. I wrote about it here and I spent some time processing it. It has continued to mess with me some in terms of the inequality of resources and their dispersion around the world. It's also messed with me in regards to the level of intellectual agreement I have with its premises verses behavioral disconnect with my lifestyle.
- I believe that healthy relationships bring about the best life, but then I don't make time for them.
- I believe that I'd rather manage my money than have my money manage me, but then I spend it poorly.
Thus, last Sunday we launched the first of five seminars in a series we're calling, "Wellbeing: my journey to being whole in Jesus". We've tweaked the format of the book some and combined two into one and added a specific week to focus on the spiritual. We meet once a month for 3 hours on Sunday after church and we will be bringing in specialists in each field to help our high school juniors and seniors and our college age community step into living an adult Chirst-following life well and on purpose.
HERE'S HOW WE BROKE IT DOWN:
January 23: Spiritual wellbeing.
- I am a spiritual being. Everything I do is spiritual.
- I am a spiritual being. I must feed my soul for it to be well.
- I am a communal being. My contribution matters.
- I am a communal being. I can participate in God’s Kingdom daily
- I am a relational being. My relational health is key to my wellbeing.
- I am a relational being. Healthy relationships inspire a healthy me.
- I am a physical being. My body is temporary and fragile.
- I am a physical being. My body is a temple to be protected.
- I am a valuable being. My money can be a tool I use.
- I am a valuable being. My career can increase my usefulness and joy.