In recent decades, changes in the social and religious landscape—including the expansion of available options and shifting boundaries of identiﬁcation —have fueled interest in the topic of religious identity. How, scholars ask, do individuals construct and maintain a coherent sense … Continue reading Religion, Spirituality, Narrative, and “Aspirational Identities”
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
Spiritual tourism is often described by Western scholars as an active choice by individuals to address a problem in their lives, and thereby acting as an important well-being intervention. Through spiritual travel and practice, individuals seek to understand and learn … Continue reading Spiritual Tourism
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
Anger is a very primitive emotion. We’ve all struggled to deal with it at some point of time in our lives. Being over perfectionist and leaving no room for mistakes, unpremeditated risks, incorrect judgments, verbal clashes, insult, getting cheated, stress … Continue reading How to Manage Anger in our Daily Life?
Concepts of God- Some religious traditions that inspire the seeker make extensive use of the symbol God: God is described as the ultimate point of reference, ultimate concern, ground of all being, or otherwise. Among these traditions and even within … Continue reading A Two-Level Definition of God
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?
This is a re-blog from Seth Godin’s blog (a post I really enjoyed)– Learning happens mostly outside the classroom. Learning is the difficult work of experiencing incompetence on our way to mastery. And learning opens the door to identity. When … Continue reading A Community of Practice
In health care, workplace spirituality incorporates one’s efforts to ﬁnd meaning and purpose in life; maintain healthy relationships with the members of the multidisciplinary team, relatives, and other workers; and, the maintenance of a coherence between one’s core beliefs and … Continue reading Healthcare Sector and Spirituality
Only art of high-quality (i.e., highly aesthetic) is capable—by purely artistic means—of eﬀectively performing non-artistic functions that society assigns to it. Therefore, the high artistic (read: aesthetic) quality of the artwork is its essential characteristic. It is clear that historically … Continue reading Spiritual Dimension of the Aesthetic Essence of Art