It is said that the human mind is an amazing thing. It can create entities out of thin air, entertain grand ideas, suppress certain feelings, and reach rudimentary conclusions in seconds. But is it running your life? Or is it just making decisions for you? is it even possible to harness your mental power for good? Enlightenment begins with questioning beliefs and preconceptions. These days there is an abundance of information regarding the psychological benefits of spirituality but very little focus on how we can integrate these concepts into our lives. Medical doctors and teachers of both genders often claim that spirituality has a positive impact on our health since it helps us calm our minds and gain control over our emotions.
Spirituality is the practice of surrendering oneself to a higher power or structure, in order to receive guidance and/or healing. It’s a way of life that has been found to alleviate greater levels of suffering in people worldwide. Some believe that in order to feel better and find the guidance that you need, it’s time to open up to the natural world around you. Dr. Lisa Miller is a Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Columbia. She thinks that tranquility and purpose in life are necessary. She continues to argue that spirituality is integrated through the neural circuits,
Her study examined MRI scans of high-risk and low-risk persons for depression. Researchers questioned participants about the importance of religion or spirituality for them. The study discovered substantial differences among those who responded differently. The thickness of the prefrontal cortex was common for those with greater depression risk that claimed that spirituality is a lasting and significant thing in their lives. In contrast, those with a medium or moderate or low relevance of spirituality have shown cortical dilution. The elevated spiritual brain was inevitably healthier and more effective.