12 Things that Happy People DO Differently – #11 Happy People Practice Spirituality

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12 Things that Happy People Do Differently

#11 Happy People Practice Spirituality

When we practice spirituality or religion, we recognize that life is bigger than us.  We also start to see the interconnectedness between people and events. We start to “let go” of trying to completely control our lives and let some events just unfold and see where it takes us. There have been many things in my life and my academic career that did not work out the way I wanted, but I sure am grateful for that! I would never have found this amazing career path as a counsellor and professor if I had not started to just see where life would take me at times.

Cool Psychological Research!

“Spirituality and the Intellectual Development of College Students”

“The study explored how students’ opinions about spirituality translate into differences in their psychological development, physical well-being, socio-political attitudes, and religious preference. The study’s findings were compiled and published in spring 2005. The results uncover that college students in our day have a high level of interest in spirituality, are enthusiastically absorbed in a spiritual pursuit, and have lofty anticipation of the role higher education will play in their spiritual and intellectual development” (Dr. Stephen R. White, 2006).

12 Things Source: Lyubomirsky, S. (2002). Why are some people happier than others? The role of cognitive and motivational processes in well-being. American Psychologist, 56, 239-249.

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