Spirituality Essays

Theology_ Meaning of Life

“What is the meaning of life? ” is probably the most-asked philosophical question by humanity at large. Common answers include: happiness or flourishing; love; compassion; pleasure; power; knowledge, understanding, or wisdom; and being blessed, or achieving union with God or the divine; or simply that there is no meaning to life. Philosophers, religious authorities, artists, scientists, and countless ordinary people have thought a great deal about the question. In fact, the very concept has become such a cliche that it…

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Exploring Cultural Competencies

Being culturally competent of a student’s culture is essential for school counselors within a diverse population. In order for a school counselor to be culturally competent, it is essential for them to be aware of three major ideas: know yourself, know the student, and know the technique. Within these three competencies there are common themes that are utilized throughout each. Beliefs and attitudes, knowledge, and skills are all indispensable within the context of school counseling. Throughout the evolution of school…

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Role of Spirituality in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

Spirituality, as defined in this article entitled Role of Spirituality in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, is the capacity to rise above life experiences, to celebrate life, and to experience joy. Spirituality is comprised of acceptance, the need for love, mercifulness, and self-fulfillment and it applies to all mankind; on the other hand, being religious is relative to the person’s religious group and its practices (Cooper-Effa, et al. , 2001). They have divided a person’s spiritual well-being into involving a…

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Is Spirituality Enough_

Spirituality, defined by Kelly (1995) is a “a personal affirmation of a transcendent connectedness in the universe”(p. 4). On the other hand, spirituality “addresses issues such as life purpose and meaning, from which may emerge a code of behavior” (Meyer & Lausell, 1996). In the book of Masaru Emoto, The Secret Life of Water, spirituality has been clearly illustrated. It is the affirmation of connectedness between humans and water and also the bond between earth and water in general. As…

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The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit in New Testament

Friedrich Nietzsche, an existential philosopher of the nineteenth century narrates a story of a blind man, who on a bright morning lighted a lantern, ran to a marketplace looking for God, and then announced to the jeering crowd that God is dead. “We have killed Him- you and me. We are all murderers…Whither are we moving now…Do we not wander through an endless nothingness? Does not empty space breathe upon us? Has it not become colder? Does not night come…

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The Secret Life of Water by Emoto

Introduction Spirituality, defined by Kelly (1995) is “a personal affirmation of a transcendent connectedness in the universe”(p.4). On the other hand, spirituality “addresses issues such as life purpose and meaning, from which may emerge a code of behavior” (Meyer & Lausell, 1996).  In the book of Masaru Emoto, The Secret Life of Water, spirituality has been clearly illustrated. It is the affirmation of connectedness between humans and water and also the bond between earth and water in general. As the…

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Teresa of Avila, St. (1515 1582)

St. Teresa of Avila was a Carmelite nun and a Spanish mystic. She is also known as “St. Teresa of Jesus” or the “Great St. Teresa” to distinguish her from another Carmelite nun, St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) known as “The Little Flower. St. Teresa of Avila is a very much-loved contemplative Catholic saint She was Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, a child of a noble family, born on March 28, 1515 at Avila in Castile. Her mother died when…

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Meaning of Life – United Kingdom

1. How does Pontiac understand the meaning of freedom? In his notion freedom meant getting rid of the English who had conquered the French and had gained more control over the Indians lands than ever. He believed they had to fight the English and pushed them out of their ancestors lands. As he said “Although you have conquered the French, you have not yet conquered us! We are not your slaves. These lake, these woods and mountains, were left to…

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