Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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The concept of spirituality is polysemic and adapts different meaning based on individual experiences, culture, and purpose. For many, spirituality means being a part of a structured religion such as attending church, going to a mosque or synagogue. For others, it is a personal journey that involves meditation, yoga, private worship with a higher power or God and reflection. Spirituality can also be a way of seeking meaning through connections with other people, or nature. Virtually, it is a broad concept that allows multiple perspectives to take hold. While the object or belief may differ, the commonality among spirituality suggests a connection to something more significant than the individual self and involves searching for purpose and meaning in life. Spirituality exists as a universal human experience that can adapt and change throughout life through evolving relationships and experiences with the world.
God, deity, polysemy, religion, sacred experience, self-exploration of life and self-identity, spirituality
Diah, K. C.,
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Spirituality. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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