Health and well-being are key aspects of many different religious beliefs and practices.
Many people report how their religious practice or faith contributes to their sense of well-being. It can also provide a framework for coping with the difficult and painful events of life.
We have found that silence, and mindfulness practices, offer us a way to pay attention to the full range of our experiences. Those practicing meditation regularly describe how it helps them address difficulties and find a kind of inner calm for dealing with events and work.
Spirituality and wellbeing for all: whether we have a religious or philosophical world view we can look at spirituality as the beliefs and daily practices that help us with ‘others’.
- How do our beliefs and practices help us relate to the full range of our own inner experience?
- When we pay attention to the full range of our inner life we can sometimes feel fragmented, incomplete or that there is something almost ‘other’ about our experiences.
- How do our beliefs and practices help us in our relationships with others?
- How do we want to treat others, and how would we like to be treated?
- This might connect our beliefs with ethics and our use of power, as well as issues of reconciliation and forgiveness.
- How do our beliefs and practices help us relate to ‘The Other?’
- Depending on our world view this might be God, a higher power, Nature, or the universe.
If you would like to book a time to reflect on your experience in any of these areas please contact us.
The Chaplains at Imperial also offer meditation practices for students and staff from both religious and secular world views.
We also offer courses and events for meditation. More details may be found on the events page.