Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness: Find meaning in life events, demonstrate individual purpose, and live a life that reflects your values and beliefs.

Signs of Spiritual Wellness 

  • Development of a purpose in life
  • Ability to spend reflective time alone
  • Taking time to reflect on the meaning of events in life
  • Having a clear sense of right and wrong, and act accordingly
  • Ability to explain why you believe what you believe
  • Caring and acting for the welfare of others and the environment
  • Being able to practice forgiveness and compassion in life

Spiritual wellness may not be something that you think much of, yet its impact on your life is unavoidable. The basis of spirituality is discovering a sense of meaningfulness in your life and coming to know that you have a purpose to fulfill.

Many factors play a part in defining spirituality - religious faith, beliefs, values, ethics, principles and morals. Some gain spirituality by growing in their personal relationships with others, or through being at peace with nature. Spirituality allows us to find the inner calm and peace needed to get through whatever life brings, no matter what one's beliefs are or where they may be on your spiritual journey.

The human spirit is the most neglected aspect of our selves. Just as we exercise to condition our bodies, a healthy spirit is nurtured by purposeful practice. The spirit is the aspect of ourselves that can carry us through anything. If we take care of our spirit, we will be able to experience a sense of peace and purpose even when life deals us a severe blow. A strong spirit helps us to survive and thrive with grace, even in the face of difficulty.

Spiritual Wellness & Health  at UNH  

LABYRINTHS 

Labyrinths have long been use as a meditation and prayer tool and there is a labryinth in the UNH Paul College courtyard. Labryinths can be used for walking meditation to assist in finding peace and clarity, managing stress, assisting with decision making, self-exploration and reflection. 

MANDALAS 

Mandala means “sacred circle” in Sanskrit. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used to facilitate meditation and are used in sacred rites as a transformative tool to assist with healing.  We provide free mandala coloring kits and often we incorporate mandalas into our weekly guided meditation sessions. 

MEDITATION 

Meditation is an experience of relaxing the body, quieting the mind, and awakening the spirit. Meditation encourages a deepening of consciousness or awareness, and also facilitates a deeper understanding of self and others. We provide weekly guided meditation sessions or your can try meditation with a few of our online guided meditations. 

Spiritual Wellness Resources