Next Wednesday, SWP will work with the Chaplain’s Office to host a Common Meal on Spiritual Wellness, where all students are welcome to come discuss spiritual wellness over free food! In the meantime, we’d like to offer up some food for thought about this topic by highlighting a recent opinion blog post by Rebekah Mays of Spectrum and a column by our own Mark Hay.
Rebekah looks for a definition of spiritual wellness:
So, here’s my stab at the term. At its core, spirituality is our attempt to answer the biggest and hardest questions, like what makes us get up in the morning? What’s our understanding of how we fit into the “grand scheme of things?” Is this life all there is? What in life brings us the most joy? I would say that giving ourselves time for spirituality first and foremost means addressing and not ignoring these questions.
Mark discusses the difficulty of finding time to pursue spiritual wellness:
That personal realization does not hold for everyone, but it forced me to recognize that for those with beliefs (even spiritual or non-religious beliefs), minding our spiritual wellness is just as vital as our physical, emotional, economic, or any other type of wellness. Yet we find numerous excuses not to place equal importance on it…
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