Spirituality (Sep 9) - Questions Who am I? Why am I here?...

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Questions Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I headed?
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Religion versus Spirituality Religion Social entity that involves beliefs, practices and rituals related to the sacred Sacred– mystical or supernatural or God, or in Eastern religious traditions—ultimate truth or reality. Speaks to life after death Proscribes rules to guide behavior within a support group. Spirituality
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Spirituality Inner, subjective life Values hold dear Sense of who we are Where we come from Beliefs about why we are here Meaning and purpose seen in work Sense of connectedness to one another and the world around us Cultivating the Spirit, Alexander Astin, Helen Astin, Jennifer Lindholm, Jossey-Bass publisher,2011
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What is spirituality? Spirituality is not religion and is not even necessarily affiliated with religion. While the definition of spirituality is different for everyone, here are some common themes associated with spirituality: The idea of a process or journey of self-discovery and of learning not only who you are, but who you want to be. The challenge of reaching beyond your current limits. This can include keeping an open mind, questioning current beliefs, or trying to better understand others' beliefs. The Ohio State Wellness website
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A connectedness to yourself and to others. Spirituality is personal, but it is also rooted in being connected with others and with the world around you. This connection can facilitate you finding "your place in the world.” Meaning, purpose, and direction. Spirituality, while
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CHLH 304 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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