Monday, July 13, 2020

Age-Proofing Your Brain, Spirituality, 1

Hone your spirituality—the spirit in which you live life. Avoid allowing an unchangeable past or an uncertain future to ruin the splendid gift of today.
 Defining spirituality can be a bit challenging. Some have explained it as the sense of awe you experience when overwhelmed with the beauty of nature, music, architecture, religious rites, meditation, or a connection with a Higher Power as you perceive it, or when in the grip of deep compassion, empathy, or gratitude. The triggers for awe in your brain and the choices you make related to spirituality are impacted by a myriad of factors. Some are based on information, education, and expectations, while others involve past experiences, innate giftedness, role-modeling, or personal desire. Some advocate identifying what evokes a sense of awe in your brain and regularly engaging in those experiences. Actor Martin Sheen had an interesting perspective, “The direction of the universe can and will be determined by the presence of individual spirituality or the lack of it. If you would change the world, change yourself and it is done.”  More tomorrow.

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