Spirituality and religion have become increasingly popular. They have begun to be referred to as separate and distinctive practices. These words convey different messages and meanings to different people.
Humans have always been trying to comprehend and explain the world. Since the dawn of man, humans have believed in gods. The purpose was to explain the origin of life on planet earth, understand various strange phenomenon, and give reasoning to an afterlife. The result gave life to religion and spirituality. The thrust for knowledge has allowed humans to uncover so many important discoveries. The discoveries led to many applications in helping us live better and longer like medicine.
This paper will define the meaning of spirituality, religion, and its application in health care. The paper will explain the similarities between them and the differences as well as their interconnection.
There are been many premises covering both the topics of religion and spirituality. These concepts have always been difficult to define because of their subjectivity. They have been very popular due to the increase chaotic world. Most ancient religions and spiritual traditions share some common values, have so many differences, and are also interrelated.
Spirituality is the consciousness and connectedness to a larger reality. It is the experience of any blissful moment or meaningful activity. The concept has evolved from classic, medieval, and modern periods. The early spiritual movement was linked to religion. Spirituality has evolved from the early traditional form with the Abrahamic faith including the Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The next one was the Asian traditions defined by the Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. The third form took in the African spirituality with various practices. This type of spirituality considers a belief system putting the well-being of people and society without evil. Modern spirituality is a...