Monday, November 26, 2012

Spirituality & Meaning

     Spirituality can be defined as “a search for existential or transcendent meaning. It can be achieved through religious affiliation, or independently of one as well. It is compatible with the religious pluralism that has emerged in recent decades, as tolerance for diverse beliefs has become part of our common culture. Even many people who are committed to formal religious practice are open to those who are not.
     Spirituality is a highly personal issue, and each person is his or her own expert on its definition. Because of this, we should attend to what people say for themselves …” 

       Galanter M. Spirituality and the healthy mind: Science, therapy, and the need for personal meaning. Oxford University Press, NY, 2005. 

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