For those who accept an afterlife, there is definitely a spirituality with dying. A spirituality that acknowledges there is more than the material and the necessity of preparing oneself for something greater.
The article, “The spirituality of dying” by Rebecca Abbott also looks at the spirituality and grace of dying in peace. She states,
“According to Hampton, spirituality does not simply refer to religion or faith, but encompasses the “meaning, purpose and connectedness in people’s lives – connectedness with themselves, others, creativity, nature and some sense of something beyond themselves, something bigger.”
A sense of peace is important for any home. Spirituality in the home is also key to a peaceful place. Finding and creating a spiritual place can be as simple as reconnecting with nature with various plants, or peaceful lighting, but can also involve a sanctum. You can create a room dedicated to God with icons, statues, or other religious artifacts according to your faith. You can also just keep it simple with a place to prayer with various religious books, including the Bible.
The article, “Influencers And Entrepreneurs Share How To Establish A Spiritual Space In Your Home” by Amanda Lauren lists way business individuals utilize spirituality in their life and find a spot in their home for spiritual thought. The article states,
Connecting to your highest self feels good, it also has other benefits. Meditation and mindfulness for example can boost your business.Those who have integrated spirituality into their daily routines often practice at homes in spaces they have established for this purpose. Design ultimately takes on a greater meaning beyond aesthetics in these rooms.
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The article, 5 Ways Christians Can Grow Their Faith, by Frank Viola states,
“In an increasingly unsettled world, it’s important to find anchors in life to help us weather any challenges and times of emotional turmoil. It’s in times of great difficulty that many turn to their faith for extra guidance. Spending more time in the presence of God, or simply communicating with God, can reveal meaning and light in even the darkest of circumstances.”
The loss of spirituality in an artificial word of materialism and technology is sad negative result of modern life.
The article, The Importance of Mindfulness and Spirituality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Dr. Ujjwal Bikram Khadka states,
“Today when conversations, particularly among HR, revolve around Artificial Intelligence (and how there looms an ever-increasing threat of machines taking over humans), I posit that spirituality and mindfulness bear an even greater significance.”
A good article about spiritual empathy and moving beyond our own pains and worries and encompassing others.
The article, “‘Spiritual Empathy.’ Empathy As A Way of Life… Empathy As A Way Of Being…”, by Jenny Florence states,
“True empathy is a state of being. When we live empathically we can relate with our full experience of life at a level of mindful and conscious awareness. Awareness of ourselves, awareness of others, and awareness of a greater universal intelligence of which we are an integral and dynamic part.”
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When one reviews the nature of spirituality, many reflect on the personal and individualistic nature of it. One mentally sees a cloistered nun, or a desert monk praying alone. Or one considers a guru praying in a temple meditating upon theological ideals.
Spirituality is the personal aspect of religion. It can and does exist apart from organized religion which represents a more social nature of religion. Hence it is possible for someone to be very
Individual Spirituality Nourishes the Soul
spiritual but not theological active.
However, I would conclude that by the very nature of humanity, there is a social need that binds people together. This is where one’s spirituality flows into the community and shares itself for the betterment of others.
In this way organized religion binds people together while spirituality individually feeds the soul. A person who only goes to church every Sunday but has no prayer life is barren while a person who spiritually nourishes his soul but never shares his inner light misses the entire point of human charity.
From this conclusion, I would contend a private spiritual life is essential as well as a spiritual social life. Does organized religion provide that outlet for spirituality? To some it would, while others may simply contend, various acts of charity and interaction with the community would suffice.
Some religions find less need and emphasis for social gathering and binding domgatic creeds, while other religions find social interconnection and universal dogmatic agreement to be essential.
In the end, what form of spirituality do you embrace and how do you share it with the world?
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