“Thank you for giving me more belief in myself and having a more positive outlook.” – Jan
What is Spiritual Development?
“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.” – Alan Alda
A Definition of Spirituality
Spiritual Companions welcome diversity. As we take a person-centred approach we therefore encourage everyone to develop their own understanding and definition of spirituality.
At the same time we need to be explicit about our own terms of reference. Recognising that this is a cultural minefield we tend to use the following definition which we find works well in education, healthcare and social services .
Spirituality is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life; and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.
We then go on to suggest that:
Spirituality affirms that life’s journey is about the growth of compassion, connection and consciousness.
This definition sits comfortably within the global trend away from adherence to a single faith tradition towards a more generalised, diverse and inclusive approach. In other words: spiritual but not religious.
Make Positive Changes Within YOUR Life
“The thing you really believe in always happens……
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Most of us struggle to understand what we want in life and only have a vague idea of what would improve it for us. We may feel more fulfilled in some areas than others, yet feel daunted about taking that first step to make changes to become fulfilled in all areas. This often results in no action being taken at all, which leads to us not reaching our full potential. When you start your journey along your Spiritual Path, you can explore unknown territory and achieve some amazing changes.