The Correlation Between Spirituality and Happiness…

by | Feb 13, 2022

Liam Skai Fitch, our beautiful & very special grandson!

“Spirituality is not religion. It is a path for us to generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply each moment of our life.

Having a spiritual dimension in our lives does not mean escaping life or dwelling in a place of bliss outside this world but discovering ways to handle life’s difficulties and generate peace, joy, and happiness right where we are, on this beautiful planet…” ❤️

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

What Is Spirituality?

Spirituality is paradoxically both a universal and highly personal concept that tends to highlight two fundamental ideas:

  1. Spirituality is about seeking a meaningful connection with something bigger than yourself and
  2. Recognizing that what connects you to a higher power also connects you to happiness and peace of mind.

My Journey of happiness & peace of mind

On this day, my own journey of healing takes a right turn. Recent events and life lessons learned, have shown me now that moving on to the next chapter of my dreams is okay.

We all go through phases in life, no matter what age. Lessons learned in my life, like most, are painful, but most often lead to new doors that open widely and welcoming ways.

At certain times, I have found that change is both necessary and a good thing for happiness and peace of mind. Change has been part of my life for all 75 years of adventure and romance.

Making change is hard. What’s harder is not making change when your heart and soul whispers or screams, as is the case for me more often than not.

It takes time to search for the truth. Truth is deceiving, influenced by human nature to settle for a perceived comfort zone of complacency.

So called comfort zones can be a trap to missing windows of opportunity. When opportunity knocks, take it, seek it, go with your heart and soul.

I do that, but not without much trepidation. Learning how to live is a life time work in progress. Never take anything for granted.

Always follow your dreams. Never ever give up on your dreams…

Steve Sparks CEO Children and Families in Life After Trauma (CFLAT)

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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