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Spirituality Is Not To Be Confused With Religion


Often misunderstood and misinterpreted by people with religion, Spirituality is more of an individual practice and relates to the process of developing beliefs around the meaning of life and connection with others.

Religion, on the other hand, is a particular set of organized beliefs and practices, usually shared by a community or group.

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The present Dalai Lama defines spirituality in Ancient Wisdom, Modern World as “concerned with those qualities of the human spirit – such as love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony – which brings happiness to both self and others…”

Prayers generally bring us closer to understanding the values of spirituality and also helps in spiritual growth and development. It helps you get rid of stress and depression and makes life easier and healthier. Spirituality is a way of seeking comfort and peace in life.

Significance of Spirituality

Spirituality plays an important role in our life, though sometimes we fail to understand how it impacts our daily matters. Here is how spirituality impacts our life:

Meditation relaxes our body and mind, also reduces the pain and stress we feel from our daily life. It keeps us calm and improves our concentration. Meditation is proven to fight various diseases and enhances our immune system.

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Yoga is another way that helps reduce stress and also helps fight various diseases including blood pressure problems.

Keeps you real spirituality helps create a connection with the divine source and makes us happier and relieved than ever before.  It helps you being what you really are and keeps you going.

Helps let go of things spirituality keeps us real and keeps us going towards the right direction. It helps us believe that everything happens for a reason and so if things don’t go as planned, it gives us a hope that there is someone who will make things right for us.

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So, in totality, spirituality has a different meaning for each of us, it depends on how we understand it. Our understanding of spirituality defines the approach we take towards life.

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