• What we can learn from children! "Spirituality is a natural human predisposition"" Relational spirituality Hay and Nye; Spirituality as intelligence (K Adams, B Hyde), "experiences can heal-D Thomas + D Scott "Children’s experience will feel normal

    Charles Peck Jr (see profile)
    Cultural Studies, Narrative theory and Narratology, Philosophy of Religion, Positive Psychology, Psychology and Neuroscience
    Spirituality, Spirituality--Catholic Church, Child development, Child psychology, Creative ability in children, Psychology, Parapsychology, Bereavement, Meaning (Psychology), Frankl, Viktor E. (Viktor Emil), 1905-1997
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    Spirituality is a natural human predisposition. It is more primal than institutional religion and concerns a person’s sense of connectedness with self, others, and the world (or cosmos). Kate Adams Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln & Brendan Hyde Australian Catholic University Preface: Edna’s story of her struggle with the death of her father Edna observed “I began to understand then, that everything I needed to overcome the turmoil that I was experiencing, was within myself … Spirituality became a part of my life, and was repeatedly looked upon for understanding in other situations. My spirituality is a part of my very existence that is made up of hopes, mysteries, and values. It is shown in my interactions with others, and in my writing … It is the light of being that gives meaning and understanding to everything and everyone that I encounter. I give thanks to the spirituality within me.” You wouldn’t ordinarily think a 12-year-old could write something as sophisticated and profound as that – but this was written by “Edna (12), struggling with the death of her father,” One small study revealed that 68 out of 125 people who are grieving – not surprisingly – engage spirituality>
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