What Is Spirituality?
Spirituality can be defined as “the way individuals seek ultimate meaning, connection, and value in life.” It does not necessarily involve organized religion, but rather encompasses a wide range of practices such as meditation, yoga, mindfulness, prayer, and walking.
Many people describe feeling a deep sense of peace and well-being when they are spiritual. They often have a belief that something bigger than themselves is at work in the universe and that they are part of a community. A spiritual connection also reflects in how they live their lives: For example, many spiritual people treat other human beings with love and compassion and strive to be kind to themselves. They also may believe that karma, the principle of cause and effect, means that one’s actions will affect their future life.
People who feel a spiritual connection are more likely to be happier and healthier than those without such a connection. This is perhaps because being spiritual helps to reduce stress and anxiety, improves sleep quality, and increases physical activity. People who are spiritual are also more likely to have healthy relationships.
A growing body of research shows that there are several health benefits associated with spirituality. However, finding moments of transcendence will not happen by magic; it requires diligent practice. To cultivate a spiritual experience, Sadhguru recommends slowing down the mind, getting curious and exploring strong personally held beliefs. Having a diverse set of beliefs can help to keep the mind open to new possibilities, and it’s important to remember that spirituality is not religious.