I wish you a wonderful start of a working week. And want to talk to you about spirituality.
We’re all spiritual beings, and every one of us has a set of beliefs, set of values, principles and practices that support us through our life. Starting from the first days of life, baby has a strong feeling that mother is the source of all good things: food, comfort, love. While growing, our beliefs are changing, and all our experiences, as well as environment helps us to form a set of believes. Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. It includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. Some may find that their spiritual life is intricately linked to their association with a church, temple, mosque, or synagogue. Others may pray or find comfort in a personal relationship with God or a higher power. Some seek meaning through their connections to nature or art. Like your sense of purpose, your personal definition of spirituality may change throughout your life, adapting to your own experiences and relationships.
Working as a coach, I hear a lot of different stories, and always impressed how different are beliefs and experiences of different people. But I want to talk about my Mum today. She was born in a USSR, lost her parents in the war and was raised in the infant house, grew up with a team spirit and habit to care about others, and, of course, no talks about religion. She never heard about 10 Commandments, but majority of them are followed. Forgiving, loving, caring, sharing, always working and very respectful. If she learns or thinks that someone needs help, she is the first to be there. She is not searching for the connection to something bigger, not asking those big questions, but for me this is an example of a pure spiritual being. What do you think?