The Spiritual


Definition of Spirituality

It's the "aaah haaa" moments you get that help you
recognize your own inner spirituality.


You are surrounded by spirituality everyday. The definition of spirituality is that which relates to or affects the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. Spirituality touches that part of you that is not dependant on material things or physical comforts.

Let's discover how to recognize spirituality in your everyday life.

There is a way to bring spirituality back into the forefront of your everyday life. Spirituality is all around you. Spirituality is in everyone you meet and everywhere you go. You are a spiritual being deep down under the trappings of this material world. Now you can rediscover that spirituality in your everyday life.

    • Be aware of your surroundings, see past the physical, and see the spirit in all things. Think of the things that make you happy.

• Look at your loved ones, experience the love you feel for them. That love is pure joy and that's spirituality.

• What makes you smile? That's new age spirituality. The simple sight and sound of a child's laughter, the quiet peaceful sight of a cat napping in the sun, that's spirituality.

• A quiet walk on a spring day, the gentle breeze, the sound of birds chirping, the smell of flowers and freshly cut grass, it's all the definition of spirituality.

Whatever makes you feel peaceful, joyful and content is spirituality.

    • Notice all the acts of kindness and good you encounter throughout your day, that's spirituality.

• Devote just a few minutes a day to quietly meditate on all the good things in your life, that's spirituality.

• Read books that inspire you and touch your heart will help determine your personal definition of spirituality. Listen to spiritually focused teachers . There are many that inspire and teach an everyday approach to spirituality, some of which have books listed in the resource section of this article.

I have found that although there is no one magic book, CD, or person that will instantly enable you to find your inner spirituality, each will have something to offer, something that will spark feelings of spirituality . Take what rings true in your heart and build on that. It's the "aaah haaa" moments you get while reading or listening that helps you recognize your own inner spirituality.

Joy, Peace, and Love, Your Birthright

Remember to bring awareness to everyday tasks and remind yourself that you were created by spirit with love and joy. You are a spiritual being first and foremost. Spirituality is your birthright and as much a part of you as the air you breathe. Another definition of spirituality is joy, peace, and love.

Choose to see spirituality in all things by choosing to see the good and joyful side of life. Radiate this joy and spirituality out into the world andcome home to your true self your spiritual essence. Learn how to be happyand you will make your world a better place. Living by example is the greatest gift you can give to the humankind.

Spirituality and Health

Spirituality and health go hand in hand. Spirituality can be the foundation that contributes to your sense of well-being.

Your general health is a reflection of your outlook on life. Spirituality whether it is in the form of prayer, meditation, or your personal philosophy is your anchor in stormy seas. It is a knowing that every event in life is a learning experience.

What is spirituality?
The definition of spirituality is that which relates to or affects the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. It is your core beliefs that come from your inner spirit, that place inside you that knows no bounds.

Relationship Between Spirituality and Health
It has become more evident that body, mind, and spirit are connected. Spirituality is the cornerstone to finding comfort, hope, and inner peace. It brings meaning to your life, this in turn contributes to your physical health.

The positive attitude and outlook you gain from your spiritual practice can determine whether you recover from illness or linger in its side affects. Who has the healthier frame of mind, the person whose spiritual core brings them to accept things as they are and moves on to do what’s necessary not dwelling on the symptoms of illness or the person that complains and is constantly dwelling on every symptom?

You guessed it spirituality is the key to a healthy frame of mind. Spirituality and health go hand in hand. This is NOT to say that if you are a spiritual person you will become free from hardship and illness. You will, however, have the ability to deal with such issues in a more beneficial way.

Creating a life based on your spiritual beliefs is the best medicine for overall mental and physical health.

Do Not Identify
Do not identify with the illness, by that I mean don’t dwell on it. Identify it as something you are currently dealing with, but don’t make it part of your persona. After all you are not the illness.

For some people illness can make them stronger, because it awakens in them an inner strength they never knew they had. They do not become known for their illness but for the strength and positive attitude they exhibit while dealing with the illness.

Your spiritual beliefs give you the best coping mechanism for whatever comes your way.

Studies have indicated that those with strong spiritual beliefs have a more positive outlook. They have found how to be happy and live a fulfilling life in spite of illness.

Quality of Life
Spirituality can bring a richness and quality to your life that is priceless. Having a positive loving outlook and the feeling that life brings many joys is your key to a fulfilling quality of life.

Carry that feeling with you into all aspects of your life good or bad in health or illness, this is where your strength comes from, deep within your spiritual center.

Finding happiness and health through spiritual or religious practice is a true blessing.

Spiritual Concepts

Acceptance: usually refers to cases where a person experiences a situation or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit.

Surrender: means that a believer completely gives up his own will and subjects his thoughts, ideas, and deeds to the will and teachings of a higher power.

Honesty: is a facet of moral character and denotes positive, virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness along with the absence of lying, cheating, or theft.

Open-mindedness: Someone who has an open mind is receptive to new ideas or information.

Willingness: is accepting by choice or without reluctance.

Trust: is assured reliance on the character, ability, strength and truth of someone or something.



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