Spirituality: How Awareness and Mindset Benefits Mental Health

Spirituality involves experiences of a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, and a sense of belonging and a connection with the universe. Spirituality can help to achieve inner peace and happiness. It relates to the human spirit and discovering the ‘true self’.

For some, spirituality does not relate to any kind of belief, but relates more to how they live their life, and their outlook on the world. It can be a path that will lead them towards a higher state of awareness of the self and having a better way of life. Some see spirituality as a life source that flows. For others, spirituality helps them feel more connected to a higher being, God, or the universe, and connected to everything and everyone around them.

There are many ways to practice spirituality, as part of everyday life, or taking time out for specific practices, including:

  • Rituals, symbolic practices, forms of worship (i.e. religious worship, music, sacred chants)
  • Pilgrimages and retreats
  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Yoga
  • Creativity
  • Setting goals
  • Spiritual/community groups
  • Mantras
  • Counselling


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