Posts Tagged ‘spirituality’
This week’s installment of Guilt Trip tries to unpack the meaning of spirituality as it becomes more of a hot topic on campus.
Today I was surprised to find that the notion of spiritual wellness is trending on campus. Next Wednesday, for instance, the Office of the University Chaplain is hosting a “common meal” with the Student Wellness Project on the topic. While discussions on wellness are now fairly common on campus, the Facebook event points out, spirituality is often left out of the picture.
Exploring the term further, SWP writes: “The word ‘spiritual’ is not limited to religious considerations. At the core of spiritual wellness is the question of how to make life meaningful and how to find harmony with oneself.”
So what are others’ ideas about “spiritual wellness?” In his otherwise excellent column in today’s paper, Mark Hay talks about the importance of spiritual wellness to our overall sanity, but doesn’t really give a concrete definition of what spirituality is other than that it has something to do with beliefs and/or religious observances. More »