“I try to keep myself in a very fit mental and spiritual condition, and I take great care to do that on a daily basis.” – Vanessa

Overview

Spirituality is many things - a search for sacred meaning in life, a desire for connectedness, and a transcendence of the self. Religions, personal practices, community groups, and activities may all lead to a more sacred experience of life that spirituality can bring.

Purpose, meaning, and direction in life are all linked to wellbeing. These are some of the many benefits of a spiritual connectedness to something greater than ourselves. We all need hope and reassurance - especially in times of change, crisis, need, and challenges.

When it comes to your own spirituality, it is important that you are free to believe what you wish. Happiness and satisfaction with life differ from person to person. If there is something religious or mystical you are doing - like prayers or affirmations - that helps your mental health and doesn’t hurt anyone, including yourself, keep doing it.

As well as religions, some ancient practises such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, martial arts, and Celtic traditions all have strongly spiritual elements to them. Spirituality can be potentially found in anything; painting, music, gardening, healing, or cooking, for instance.

Spirituality can have a positive impact on your wellbeing.

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Page last updated 28th September 2017