Spirituality has been defined in many ways by various faith religion and authors. Amy, R. Krentzman (2016) In her definition of spirituality explained that spirituality was a broad aspect of life, and it give people deeper meaning and calling, some people associated it to God, a higher being, religion or faith. One thing was common, it was something meaningful and personal, an encounter you had to experience and hold on to. Myers and Willard, (2013) Defined spirituality as “the capacity and tendency to present in human being to find and construct meaning about life and existence” (p. 149). They further defined it as a decision made consciously by an individual or a person to improve on themselves, enhance personally and with regards to other people.
The Oxford advanced learners' dictionary defined a worldview as an individual’s or society’s knowledge and manner of consideration based on its fundamental cognitive orientation. A worldview provides the basis for individual's reality, value, and acts as a lens through which they view the world (Shelly & Miller, 2006). Individuals have a unique worldview, members of the same group such as families, religion, and culture may hold similar worldview. It is important to understand subjects related to the worldview of individuals to be able to provide care to them. Spirituality is one of the subjects that shape the worldview of an individual and it has been of significant importance in the delivery of healthcare as it enhances recovery and the ability of patients to cope in times of illness (Puchalski, 2001).
For almost a century interest of social scientists is religiosity. Religiosity is a concept with many layers involving cognitive, emotional in relation to our emotions , motivational and aspects which are related to behavior or what we do (Hackney and Sanders, 2003). Richards and Bergin (2004) see religion as a subset or a term of the spiritual, considering that it could be possible for someone to be spiritual without being religious and to be religious without being spiritual so we can say that both the terms are somehow or mostly
Although, people are born with an identity, power and society create a separation between humans. Humans are born with an identity that establishes them within a culture and society. Been born within a country does not entitle belonging within the society or culture. Not all societies are open for outsiders to fit within their society. Having the wrong identification can bring some people some horrible consequences.
The term “Mysticism” comes from the Greek μυω, meaning “to conceal.” In the Hellenistic world, ‘mystical’ referred to “secret” religious rituals. In early Christianity the term came to refer to “hidden” allegorical interpretations of Scriptures and to hidden presences, such as that of Jesus at the Eucharist. Only later did the term begin to denote “mystical theology,” which included direct experience of the divine (See Bouyer, 1981). Typically, mystics, theistic or not, see their mystical experience as part of a larger undertaking aimed at human transformation (See, for example, Teresa of Avila, Life, Chapter 19) and not as the terminus of their efforts. Thus, in general, ‘mysticism’ would best be thought of as a constellation of distinctive
In today’s material world, everything is measured logically with reason and explanations. So mysticism is not commonly accepted, rather it is discarded as illogical. Mysticism is a vague or ill-defined religious or spiritual belief, especially associated with the occult. The Cambridge English dictionary defines mysticism as- ‘The belief that there is hidden meaning in life or each human being can unite with God’. Dan Merkur, [mysticism, Encyclopedia, Britannica] defines mysticism as- ‘Mysticism is popularly known as –‘Become one with the absolute or the infinite, but it is also referred to as a ‘kind of ecstasy or altered state of consciousness which has a spiritual meaning’.
Mysticism: It refers to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices and experiences. Gnosticism: It is the teaching based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuition means. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience. An experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Third eye: The third eye is our ability to see what might be, to see potential.
Science is a religion that requires faith, credence and perseverance. As the world progresses into the 21st century, a new era of scientific and technological revolution, we are becoming more and more connected and united. International communication is quicker and easier, worldwide travel is cheaper and accessible - we are becoming increasingly more allied and integrated as both individuals and as a populace. However these new unions have segregated us further in new ways; by our principles, our attitudes and our traditions. One of the prevalent dividing aspects of the new world is the conflict of conventional religion.
Spirituality is ‘living the faith’ in the Church. This is one and same faith is celebrated in the liturgy. Thus for the Orientals spirituality is necessarily related to liturgy and therefore called liturgical spirituality. Theologizing is contemplating on the mystery celebrated and lived after the celebration. The way of life of a Church (spirituality