What is spirituality? How does it connect with mental illness?

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Last Updated: 05/11/2018 at 8:17pm
What is spirituality? How does it connect with mental illness?
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February 12th, 2018 8:08pm
Spirituality is different to everyone, not one person experience it the same. I personally feel that when you find what you believe in and it feels right that is spirituality no one can really tell you how to find it or where you will just know. For some mental illness and spirituality comes together with mindfulness, For others is going to church and pray. It comes from deep inside yourself. All you need to learn is to trust yourself on what you feel
May 11th, 2018 8:17pm
Spirituality can be a variety of things, but it is usually having a relationship with a "higher power" of your own understanding. Often, people find that having spirituality in their daily lives helps them to better cope with big and small frustrations. Many spiritual walks and religions are centered around a loving, omniscient, trust-worthy deity that is more perfect and more powerful than ourselves. Sometimes more than just one. Feeling inadequate in and of ourselves is a big part of the human experience, and so, having someone or something bigger and better then ourselves helps to keep things in perspective, so that we can realize that everything will be okay somehow. In a lot of ways, it is a mindset, to see all problems as entirely conquerable, and to have hope no matter your circumstances. that is why it helps people