Spirituality: What it is, and what it isn't

Live audio chat with Virginia Harris, C.S.B.

Ginny says there's a growing global demand to understand spirituality, and she describes its roots in the lives of early Christians such as the Apostle Paul. Today, spirituality means different things to different people—going to church, practicing meditation, spending time in nature—but its effects are demonstrably beneficial. She also notes that medical institutions are more willing to acknowledge the benefits spirituality brings to health.

Among the questions Ginny answers are: How can we make spirituality more of our focus in day-to-day activities? What about  "cafeteria spirituality" — people picking and choosing the spiritual things they like, but not fully committing to one religious model? Is yoga spiritual? How can you attain a spiritual outlook that can be practiced more consistently?

For the last 15 minutes of the chat, Ginny also answered questions about prayer for the people of Oklahoma who were affected by major tornadoes.

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