SPIRITT: What does ‘spirituality’ mean?

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Traditions. Studying sacred texts, participating in communal prayer, meditating, or engaging in rituals. This requires sorting through outmoded beliefs and ways of thinking while updating beliefs that are compatible with our lived experiences.

Transcendence. Experiencing moments, whether through nature, music, dance, ritual, prayer, art, etc., in which the narrow sense of being a separate self fades away and there is a deeper sense of a larger connection and belonging that is transpersonal, timeless, and expansive.

The components of SPIRITT have helped me to think about and pursue the physical, emotional, and social benefits of adopting a spiritual practice for my well-being as well as for the benefit of my patients.

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