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This page is dedicated to displaying various complimentary items related to development of your spiritual well being, in a Holistic manner.

Our third primary purpose for creating the Community of Holistic Living Inc., is to provide our participants with access to an extremely wide range of information related to spirituality. Spirituality refers to certain kinds of activity through which a person seeks meaning, especially a “search for the sacred”. It may also refer to personal growthblissful experience, or an encounter with one’s own “inner dimension.” This can be accomplished through spiritual practices.

Mostly recognized theory discerns four forms of spiritual practices:

  1. Somatic practices, especially deprivation and diminishment. Deprivation aims to purify the body. Diminishment concerns the repulsement of ego-oriented impulses. Examples include fasting and poverty.
  2. Psychological practices, for example meditation.
  3. Social practices. Examples include the practice of obedience and communal ownership, reforming ego-orientedness into other-orientedness.
  4. All practices aim at purifying ego-centeredness, and direct the abilities at the divine reality.

Spiritual practices may include meditationmindfulnessprayer, the contemplation of sacred textsethical development,  and the use of psychoactive substances (entheogens). Love and/or compassion are often described as the mainstay of spiritual development.

Various studies have reported a positive correlation between spirituality and mental well-being in both healthy people and those encountering a range of physical illnesses or psychological disorders.  Spiritual individuals tend to be optimistic, report greater social support,  and experience higher intrinsic meaning in life, strength, and inner peace.