Spirituality is the practice of finding meaning and purpose in life through a connection to something greater than ourselves. In the process of practicing spirituality, we can experience additional benefits such as improved psychological and physical well-being; better ability to manage stress and increased resilience.
Whether you’re a spiritual “beginner” interested in exploring this concept or a spiritual “veteran” looking to boost your self-awareness, reflecting on the questions below can provide you with important insight:
- What makes you feel hopeful?
- During difficult times, how do you cope and where do you turn for comfort?
- Where and how do you find meaning and purpose in your life?
- Do you have tolerance and empathy for other people’s life views and issues?
- What are your values and are they guiding your decisions?
Which of these questions were you able to answer easily? Which required more consideration? This can help you determine where your spiritual practice can be improved.
There are many paths to spiritual wellness. For some, this might include spending time in nature. For others, practicing a particular religion provides spiritual fulfillment. Other activities that can increase spiritual wellness include:
Discover dozens of additional spiritual activities in this Spiritual Practice Toolkit. If you’re unsure how to begin your spiritual practice, you can also start small by setting aside 15 minutes per day to pursue a spiritual activity that sparks your interest.
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