A few core values that I place importance on in my life are responsibility and reliability. Respecting others is an extremely important value. I believe we all have a responsibility to be respectful because the respect that others are given is what is returned to you. I respect my teachers and do all
“enhancing self-awareness, recognizing values of ‘congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding’, self-responsibility, understanding one’s feelings, awareness of one’s own perspective, being open to experience, being rational, living a fuller life, positive life-direction, acceptance of one’s and other’s uniqueness, prizing one and others, and living a moral and ethical life” (pg. 343).
Love is at the top of my list because I believe that if we love God and one another all the rest of the list will follow. Faith is also very high on my list for its importance. The next one is resolution which I think is you need to be able to keep and follow the whole list. Temperance is not often practiced today and neither is chastity. Following those two is silence which is to quote Ben Franklin “obtained by the use of the ears and not by the tongue.”
More than half (59%) of participants were women, 40.7% were men and 0.2% were other. The majority of the participants (77.1%) were Caucasian, 9.1% were African American, 5% Asian American, 5.2% were Latino(a), 0.8% were American Indian/Native American, 2.1% belonged to more than one group and 0.6% identified as other. Participants completed the Spirituality Measure, this measure consists of two items on a 4-point, Likert scale. The first item examines the overall importance of spirituality, “How important is spirituality is your life?” The second item attempts to explore the self-rating of spirituality, “How spiritual would you say you are—very spiritual, fairly spiritual, not too spiritual, or not spiritual at all?” The purpose of this measure is to evaluate individuals ‘perceptions of their own spirituality (Taylor, Chatters, & Jackson,
Several authors have offered a variety of defini¬tions of spirituality: Some with atheistic and materialistic constructions (Deh¬ler & Welsh, 1994; Mitroff & Denton, 1999; Ashmos & Duchon, 2000), and others with pantheistic and deistic vi¬sions (Benner, 1989; Mohamed, Hassan & Wisnieski, 2001). To Griffin (1988), for example, spirituality is an inherent human characteristic. Definitions of spirituality abound, so the term “spirituality” is defined as it is used here. Clark’s () definition of religion also serves well to define spirituality:
Most people, when asked the question of what is most important to them, a certain individual will most likely answer family or education. To me, the most important are my physical wellness. Ambitions to fulfill, wealth to fill up, family to take care of, and education to intact. All missions would not be complete without a fine healthy body.
Coyle’s review goes over spirituality and health towards a framework for exploring the relationship between spirituality and health. Coyle goal was to develop a conceptual framework that could be used to explore the relationship between spirituality and health. The literature that he researched was for empirical indicators or what are taken as essential attributes of spirituality. The framework that was formed was between the similarities and differences of the approaches that were identified. The analysis that was provided identified three approaches to spirituality in the literature; the transcendent, the value guidance, and the structuralist-behaviourist approach. The paper includes the clarification of the difference in conceptualization of spirituality and the interrelationship between them. With this in mind, researchers can also clarify their contributions to health. In his conclusion, Coyle states that the framework
What is spirituality? Everyone has it however not all understand what it is exactly. Individuals can experience and express spiritually differently. It can be confused with religion or ghosts (Lepherd, 2015). For many years, there have been many definitions and descriptions of spirituality; it is described as the search of the meaning of life, alleviation of suffering, or creating inner peace in an individual. Which explains how spirituality is made useful for meditation and practicing yoga. Each person’s spirituality is different from others because according to his article, ‘Spirituality: Everyone has it, but what is it,’ Laurence Lepherd (2015) explains, “People have [different levels] of depth or intensity of spirituality, from [person to person].”
Spiritual formation and growth can be broken down into stages, as a believer moves into faith and falls deeper and deeper in love with Jesus Christ. Through this process there is a shift from a godless worldview to one centered on Jesus Christ. In the book Reveal, Where Are You? Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson present a model of spiritual formation which distinguishes four stages on the continuum of spiritual growth: exploring Christianity, growing in Christ, close to Christ, and Christ-centered. The
This research paper will give a brief examination of the history and development of life coaching in general, and then it will look towards the niche coaching specialty of spiritual formation. This writer will endeavor to answer the question, “Spiritual formation: what does it mean?” There will be discussion around this topic as it is examined from several perspectives and worldviews. It will include an brief overview of secular, non-religious, and non-Christian religious worldviews. Judeo-Christian worldviews will be discussed highlighting biblical aspects with regard to spiritual formation and how it may fit with a life coach who is familiar
Faith, integrity, and autonomy are the three principles that I hold at greatest value. My faith allows me to see obstacles in life, whether it be physical or mental, as motivating tools. The way in which i was raised and my cultural upbringing have greatly influenced my moral principles. I was taught at a young age, to have faith in God's purpose, to possess integrity when faced with life challenges and to have conviction when fighting for my personal freedoms.
Initiating empirical work Ashmos & Duchon (2000), identified and tested the construct of spirituality at work to define and measure spirituality at workplace. Extracting the literatures available at that time, they proposed definition of spirituality at work as “Spirituality at work is defined as the recognition that employees have an inner life that nourishes and is nourished by meaningful work that takes place in the context of community” (p. 137). They proposed spirituality at
Spirituality is a common human element which resides in every individual and it is a compelling force that keeps an individual evolving and developing (Goddard, 1995). Frequently with God as its central focus, spirituality is a person’s belief in a greater power and his or her connectedness to God. Gotsis & Kortezi (2008) adds that spirituality is a person’s purpose to his or her existence and a desire to find its divine meaning. Philosophies such as, religious beliefs and practices, love for family and compassion to others all provide depth to the meaning of
One personal value that I hold very close to my heart is productivity. Having a mindset of doing things keeps me moving and doing and creating. Even if I am sitting on the couch with my eyes closed, my mind is racing with thoughts and ideas. This value has kept me moving during times that I have wanted to give up. Productivity helps me write stories and try out new ideas. The second personal value that is important to me is helpfulness. As humans it is really easy to forget about the needs of other humans. If we are thinking about the needs of our fellow humans it becomes easier to find ways to be helpful. These ways to help each other out can be as simple as putting away the dishes without being asked to doing large amounts of community service.