Spirituality means knowing one’s self, having a sense of purpose in life, feeling connected to others, and achieving one’s full potential. For some, this means tapping into the wisdom within. For others, spirituality is grounded in experiencing nature. Spirituality is being inspired, focusing on sensory experiences, finding beauty and joy in everyday things, cherishing life, and feeling the interconnectedness of the universe.
Spirituality can help restore a sense of calm and balance when the daily grind may seem overwhelming. Many rituals associated with spirituality can be helpful in managing stress. Here are some ways to explore your spirituality and resources to help you try them out.
Free yourself from mass media. Turn off your TV.
Reduce your consumption. Give unneeded belongings away.
Walk to feel connected to your surroundings.
Garden. If you don’t have space, consider a windowsill herb garden.
Practice slow food. Cook at home and eat with others you care about.
Attend services or other activities of your church or religious organization.
Learn a new skill or craft. Check out the community programs at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Volunteer for a special event or on a regular basis.
Practice meditation, yoga or tai chi. Fitness and wellness classes at the Ramsey Center.
Which of these are you interested in trying sometime in the next week? In the next month?
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