The spiritual dimension involves exploring the key principles, beliefs and values that give meaning and purpose to your life. It’s about living in a way that is consistent with your “world view,” while also being tolerant of others who hold different beliefs and values. Spiritual wellness provides the capacity to:
- Love freely
- Show compassion
- Forgive others
- Experience joy
- Seek fulfillment
- Be altruistic
Practices that demonstrate spiritual wellness include
- Know and live your values, beliefs and convictions.
- Be tolerant of the values and beliefs of others.
- Discover what gives your life meaning and direction.
- View life as a learning experience and look expectantly towards the future.
- Volunteer in your community.
- Set life goals and work towards achieving them.
- Make time every day for personal reflection.
Tips and resources for enhancing your spiritual wellness
The Office of International Programs, located in Gaiser Hall (GHL) 215, offers a quiet and comfortable space for faculty, staff and students to visit for a brief time of prayer or meditation during business hours.
Did you know that being thankful is linked to improved immune systems and increased feelings of connectedness? Be intentional about giving thanks and build your awareness and sense of joy by creating a daily Gratitude journal.
Spending time outdoors can be a great way to clear your mind, energize your body and reflect on those things that inspire you. Visit the National Parks Service website for educational information and to find a park to visit.
Consider volunteering in the community City of Vancouver