Spirituality is both a universal and highly personal experience. While most of us have at some point felt a meaningful connection to something bigger than ourselves, the way that we experience this connection depends on many factors, including our personal experiences, communities, and culture.
Spirituality is broader than religion, but the two are closely related. Both may offer questions and answers about the infinite, provide support during emotional crises, and invoke a sense of awe, wonder, and reverence.
Spirituality can provide:
- A sense of meaning and connection
- Coping skills during difficult times
- Better health and longer life
- A strong spiritual community
Spirituality is just one part of wellbeing.
You can enhance your sense of spirituality by contemplating your sense of purpose, connecting with others, spending time in nature, and developing positive emotional skills.