We hold a broad view of spirituality, which means different things to different people. Exploration of your very personal beliefs can play an integral role in the healing process. We offer meditation instruction for those interested in just experiencing the many physical and emotional benefits that science has shown as a benefit of meditation. Mary Kay Irving also offers more in depth spiritual exploration for those curious about what lies deeper.
“Spirituality is generally considered to be broader than any religion one might practice, as it takes into account cognitive and philosophic areas of thought as well as aspects of emotions and behavior. Some might describe spirituality as the attempt to understand one’s nature or the meaning of one’s existence, but spirituality is also linked to one’s path to internal awareness and happiness. Many cultures and belief systems hold that one’s spirit is the essence of one’s existence, and thus, spirituality may also describe for some people their connection to each other and to themselves.
Though some may describe themselves as spiritual without adhering to the principles of any religion or even having any religious thought, for others, religion is the manifestation of their spirituality. This manifestation may involve the performance of rituals—in one tradition or in some combination of traditions—with varying degrees of commitment and involvement in that faith.
Spirituality may also describe the attention people pay to their own well-being and that of others. For many, the practice of dance, yoga, meditation, or volunteer work, among others, are outlets in which to express spirituality.”