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spirituality

(spĭr″ĭ-choo-ăl′ĭ-tē) [ME.]
An awareness of the metaphysical, the religious, or the sublime. In practice, spirituality includes participation in organized religion, contemplation, meditation, prayer, reflection, and activities fostering self-growth and connections with others and with nature.

spirituality,

n an individual's quest for understanding the true meaning of life and the desire to integrate with the transcendent or sacred. May or may not arise from or lead to communi-ty formation or ritual observance.
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Among the diverse offerings in Modern Spiritualities the reader is likely to find several chapters helpful, interesting, and illuminating.
As we continue to work on this project of developing Catholic lay spiritualities and identifying and supporting Christian family values, we should be humbled by the realization that we are clearing and mapping a new and somewhat revolutionary path for the imitation of Jesus Christ.
He contrasts the two spiritualities and discovers that the former appears more secure, while the latter is less constraining.
Perhaps the reason a spirituality of work has not gained greater credence and adherence is that, unlike with many other spiritualities, its practitioners have not developed a series of disciplines that other people can follow to make such a spirituality a reality in their daily lives.
The variety of spiritualities is enormous, ranging from New Age practices to feminist political writings and Twelve Step programs.
And then, after a while, he was followed by Thomas More, who in turn begot Deepak Chopra, whose descendants wrote books on the spiritualities of recovery, healing, and the sacredness of ordinary things.
Although every Native American nation has a distinct spirituality, there are some common threads in all Native American spiritualities.