Love in connectedness as a reunifying force may contribute to realising the human being’s spiritual potential. It supports the view that caring for the whole human being must include the spiritual dimension. It is important for one to be seen … Continue reading Old Age and Love
Hope is an interesting cognitive process with surprisingly little neuroscientiﬁc research behind it. One important question is whether hope and optimism are distinct cognitive constructs. There are some studies of dispositional optimism—generally deﬁned as having a more positive outlook on … Continue reading Hope and Optimism
Multiple elements of Indigenous cultures have their wisdom useful in restoring well-being. Scientiﬁc analysis further explains how these practices address the physical and mental health of individuals and communities, which validates the application of these practices in the modern era. … Continue reading Indigenous Cultural Practices and Well-being
Spirituality is a distinctive, potentially creative and universal dimension of human experience arising both within the inner subjective awareness of individuals and within communities, social groups and traditions. It may be experienced as relationship with that which is intimately ‘inner’, … Continue reading Definition of Spirituality
There is a widespread acceptance today within the academic study of spirituality and other disciplines that spirituality is a natural human predisposition, an innate and dynamic human trait. Yet, until recent decades, it was commonly accepted that spirituality required a … Continue reading Children and Spirituality
Meta-psychiatry states that “The meaning and purpose of life is to come to know Reality”. When that orientation prevails in our life, when our concern is with awareness of spiritual reality, we become “beneficial presences” in the world. It is … Continue reading Meta-psychiatry and the Examined Life
Have we ever asked ourselves what education means? Why do we go to school, why do we learn various subjects, why do we pass examinations and compete with each other for better grades? What does this so-called education mean, and … Continue reading What really is — “Being Educated”?
Due to its openness to all kind of sources for inspiration, traditions, and methods of reflection, the possibilities for individual constructive theologies of seekers are basically endless. In fact, the various sources of faith that inspire seekers offer plenty of … Continue reading Multitude of Individual Theologies
Personal Self-Care Practices – #1. Making time for yourself #2. Feeling at peace and/or in harmony with nature #3. Resting to regain health and energy #4. Caring for others #5. Maintaining a sense of hope for the future #6. … Continue reading 29 Self-Care Practices: You Must Try
According to Roger Walsh, “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear … Continue reading Can Meditation have Negative Side Effects?