Spirituality means something different to most everyone and the practice of spirituality is deeply personal. One of the most beautiful aspects of spirituality is that there are so many ways to experience it. For some people, spirituality is about their devotion to a religious faith and the sense of community they feel when they participate with others. Others seek out a more personal connection with their spiritual side by engaging in activities such as yoga, meditation, spending time in nature or creative expression. It doesn’t matter the form of your spiritual practice but about the sense of wonder it creates and the feeling there is a higher power helping to guide our life.
Think about a time when you were truly inspired, perhaps by an awe-inspiring view from a majestic mountaintop, the sense of oneness experienced when connecting with someone special, or by the mystery of science. In these moments, we feel a deep sense of wonder about the Universe and realize there is something so much bigger than us that defies simple explanation.
Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives. – Brene Brown
Maintaining a Spiritual Practice
When our physical and emotional health is suffering, our sense of spirituality tends to be dulled and often we do not feel well enough to practice any form of spirituality. Thrive After Corporate feels strongly that maintaining a spiritual practice is necessary both for recovering from Burnout as well as maintaining vibrant wellbeing.
A thorough review by researcher Giancarlo Lucchetti compared spirituality and religiousness to other health interventions. His research group found that people with a strong spiritual life had an 18% reduction in mortality. The life-lengthening benefits of spirituality can be compared to eating a high amount of fruits and vegetables or maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Dr. Jeff Levin is a social epidemiologist who has been collecting data for 30 years to see if there is a link between spirituality and health. Dr. Levin says that 80% to 90% of these studies show a positive correlation between religious and spiritual practices and better health outcomes.
Spirituality lies not in the power to heal others, to perform miracles or to astound the world with our wisdom, but in the ability to endure with right attitude whatever burdens we have to face in our daily lives and thus rise above them.-Sri Daya
Commitment to Your Spiritual Path
Our Thrive After Corporate team has carefully put together a variety of articles to help you find, and maintain, your spiritual path. In our Spiritual Solutions section you will find articles on Holistic Health, inspiring stories from people who are recovering from Burnout, and the newest studies and techniques in mindfulness training. We also offer information on various meditation practices and insightful articles from leading spiritual transformation leaders.
Yours in Vibrant Wellbeing,