Inner Growth Word of the Day: Spirituality
Google’s Dictionary/Search definition: (n.) the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
Wikipedia’s definition: Modern spirituality typically includes a belief in a supernatural (beyond the known and observable) realm, personal growth, a quest for an ultimate/sacred meaning, religious experience, or an encounter with one’s own “inner dimension.”
Spirituality in a sentence: Spirituality means something different to different people; it all depends who you ask.
Spirituality in action: When you explore or contemplate something that goes beyond the physical realm, it can involve spirituality.
Spirituality and inner growth: If you are on an inner growth journey, spirituality is something that comes into play naturally since you’re looking within and therefore beyond your physical body and material aspects in life.
Spirituality and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about spirituality? How do I define spirituality? What role has spirituality played in my life? How has spirituality affected my life? Do I talk about spirituality with family and friends? Has anyone affected my idea about spirituality? Do I think spirituality is something everyone can relate to?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with spirituality at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now pick one word from your list that embodies everything you think and feel about spirituality. Next to the word you chose, place one life event where spirituality played an important role. Describe the feelings brought about by this event with the words from your first list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about spirituality let them flow freely for as long as you can and trying to stay centered on that first feeling that came about. Once you feel like you’ve allowed that feeling to flow, let your thoughts come in and notice what events come to mind. If you can, focus on one event at a time and the feeling that the event brings about. What event stands out the most and why?
Your turn – Share your spirituality sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂