Spirituality & Practice in Recovery Spirituality by Editorial Team - December 22, 2022December 22, 20220 Spirituality and practice are important aspects of recovery. It’s a way to focus on the positive aspects of life and create a path to a higher quality of life. Developing a spiritual practice is often the first step in the process of recovering from addiction. Here are some things to consider when choosing a practice. Developing a spiritual practice in recovery Developing a spiritual practice in recovery is a great way to help you maintain sobriety. It’s also a great idea to get your family involved. They can offer support and encouragement. Having a routine is important. Getting outside can be a huge help. Spending time in nature can also strengthen your spirituality. If you want to increase your spirituality, try volunteering at a hospital or senior citizens’ home. A healthy social network can also boost your spirits. Using meditation is a great way to fight your cravings and improve your mental health. This is a particularly good idea if you’re trying to quit smoking or drinking. Choosing the right types of spiritual practices to adopt in recovery can be difficult. There are several factors to consider, such as the specific recovery program you choose, your beliefs, and the level of commitment you can devote to your endeavors. Asian influences on contemporary spirituality Contemporary spirituality is influenced by Asian traditions. The West’s modern spirituality was greatly influenced by Asian traditions such as Zen and Swami Vivekananda. Asian peoples continue to practice many types of traditional religious beliefs. These beliefs are a part of their cultural values and have been passed on for hundreds of generations. Several of these cultures have a strong tradition of shamanism. Religions played an important role in social development in South Asia. Before colonization, religion was a primary element in society. During the colonization period, numerous groups were left on the fringes. This was a significant factor in the formation of communities for Asian immigrants. Religions have also helped the Asian diaspora adapt to life in the U.S. Many churches have played a key role in helping immigrants adjust to American culture. Religious vs extrinsic orientation There is a growing interest in studying extrinsic and religious orientation in the context of spirituality and practice. Some researchers have found differences between the two. The difference between these two concepts is largely a matter of degree. Extrinsic religion is characterized by the reliance on faith for self-gratification, while intrinsic religion is characterized by the desire to live as a religion teaches. Religious orientation is a complex concept that includes myriad ways of approaching religion. It is believed that intrinsic religion is a protective factor against mental illness. Extrinsic religiosity has been associated with poor psychological well-being. However, most studies on the relationship between these two dimensions have focused on either the social or the individual aspects of the two. In contrast, this study examines both of these aspects. Purification of the body and mind Purification of the body and mind is a key tenet of any spiritual practice. Whether you are looking to achieve enlightenment, transcend, or just keep your cool, purification is a crucial step in the right direction. Performing purification rituals can take a number of forms, from ceremonial to mundane. The most obvious way to achieve this is to exercise discipline and patience. However, these are not the only steps needed. You may also need to engage in practices like meditation and mindfulness. It’s no secret that purification of the body and mind can be an excruciating task. Even the smallest actions can wreak havoc on your health. With a polluted body, you’re unlikely to be able to connect with your inner spirit. Social support A recent study has shown that perceived social support is strongly correlated with spiritual well-being. The researchers suggest that further research into the relationship between social support and spirituality is needed. This study involved a convenience sample of 919 university students in Jordan. The participants answered questionnaires on their spiritual health and perceived social support. The Zimet social support scale (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet, & Farley, 1988) was used to measure how much social support people thought they got. It is a seven-point Likert scale ranging from 12 to 84. The results showed that a higher level of perceived social support was significantly associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety. However, it is not clear whether this association was caused by a direct influence of the social support score or by a correlation with other factors.