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Spirituality Hobbies

What do we mean by spirituality, how do we benefit from it, and how hobbies can introduce spirituality into our lives?

The Cambridge Dictionary ties spirituality with religion and defines spirituality as:

the quality that involves deep feelings and beliefs of a religious nature, rather than the physical parts of life

SPIRITUALITY | English meaning – Cambridge Dictionary

This definition isn’t in line with how more and more define themselves:

About a quarter of U.S. adults (27%) now say they think of themselves as spiritual but not religious […]

More Americans now say they’re spiritual but not religious | Pew Research Center

As spirituality is linked with better health outcomes, the scientific community tried to better define it. A systematic review of spirituality definitions published in scientific journals found:

Most of the publications considered spirituality as a “connection” or “relation” (53.01%), which provides (or is the search for) purpose, meaning or reason for being (51.80%). Our results also found that the sense of spirituality connection occurs in relation to the Divine, God, or Higher Power (39.75%), in relation to something transcendent (38.55%), in relation to other people (37.95%), through self-connection (25.90%), and/or with nature (24.09%).

Frontiers | Defining Spirituality in Healthcare: A Systematic Review and Conceptual Framework

The best definition of spirituality might be something that gives us a sense of purpose and meaning and elevates us from the daily mundane routine.

This definition also fits hobbies, which are a great way for introducing spirituality into our lives.

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