Spiritual components of wellness
- "It is better to ponder the meaning of life for ourselves and to be tolerant of the beliefs of others than to close our minds and become intolerant."
- "It is better to live each day in a way that is consistent with our values and beliefs than to do otherwise and feel untrue to ourselves."
National Wellness Institute
Spiritual wellness is rooted in the understanding that humans are spiritual beings. Spirituality is not the same as a religion. As a matter of fact, some people can belong to a religion and not have a very well developed spirituality. Spirituality is thought to pertain to the ultimate meaning and purpose of life. Each individual needs to find meaning and purpose in life, and to define a value system to operate within. Spiritual wellness is achieved as each person's actions become more consistent with their values and their belief systems.
As you explore your spiritual path, you may experience many feelings of doubt, despair, fear, disappointment and dislocation as well as feelings of pleasure, joy, happiness and discovery. You will know you're becoming spiritually well when your actions become more consistent with your beliefs and values.
- Parish Nursing
- Spiritual care at Aurora
- Relaxation therapies
- Faith, prayer and healing
- Pastoral counseling: Integrating spirituality and psychotherapy
- Happiness and spirituality impact longevity
- Classes and events at Aurora that promote health and wellness