What is spirituality?
Spirituality is the greatest richness that can happen to a human being. It is simply against all kind of poverty. When we are in tune with our self, nature, God, we are being spiritual. It is the concern with inner peace, happiness, forgiveness, love and patience.
Spirituality role in Health Care
No one really knows for sure how spirituality is related to health. However, it seems the body, mind, and spirits are connected. The health of any one of these elements seems to affect the others.
Some research shows that things such as positive beliefs, comfort, and strength gained from religion, meditation, and prayer can take part in healing and a sense of well-being. Improving your spiritual health may not cure an illness, but it may help you feel good, stop some health problems, and help you cope better with illness, stress, or death.
Prayer is great for peace of mind. Spirituality is the moon and religion is one finger pointing to that moon and there are a lot of fingers can be pointing to the moon means different religions.
Many studies suggest that higher level of religious involvement tend to be associated with better level of health, physical and mental health. However one of the most challenging aspects of these studies is the understanding of the mechanism that how religious involvement could influence health for better or for worst.
One mechanism says lifestyle and health behaviours usually tend to foster healthy behaviours, for example, to avoid substance, use to avoid risk, sexual behaviour also to avoid engagement in violence in interpersonal conflict.
One mechanism is a social support means people with higher level of spiritual involvement tend to have a higher level of social support. We know that when a person has some understanding, some meaning or reasons to cope with his struggle when he/she believe about his strength to overcome the stressful situation can usually overcome better way. Meditation and prayer can have even physiological changes in our body in a positive and helpful way.
Spiritual health means living according to your values, morals and ethics. Spiritual health influences everything for example guilt impact mental and emotional health. Spiritual health is fundamental to your health and happiness and influences your mood and trust level.