The Role of Spirituality in Survival

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It’s the Christmas season, and we wanted to take a second to talk about the role that spirituality has in survival. Survival certainly involves having a plan for your physical self, food, water, shelter, but one of the most important things you can do to be ready for the uncertain future is to have your spiritual self in order.

Many people in our world judge success by the amount of stuff they’re accumulated. Well, that’s all well and good, but like Ebenezer Scrooge learned in Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, physical riches matter little if you haven’t done your part to make the world richer for having been in it.

If you can do that, then you’ll be a wealthy man or woman: Wealthy in spirit. Those are the kind of riches that will get you through the toughest times.

We always talk about the importance of education and training to your success when everything else fails, but you don’t have to be a pastor to see the benefits of faith. POW’s in Vietnam tell stories about how their spirituality gave them a sense of hope in what most would deem a hopeless situation.

It’s that sense of hope that will strengthen your resilience in times of trouble, whether it’s a pandemic, natural disaster, an economic collapse, or a personal tragedy. If it can be instilled in a group of people under adverse circumstances, they might just keep it together, even when everything else falls apart.

Dr. Bones and I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and the happiest and healthiest of New Year’s. Thanks so much for your support, and we hope that we can continue to be of service to the preparedness community for many years.

Amy Alton

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