Peace of Mind… Spiritual Coaching (3/114)

Peace of Mind… Spiritual Coaching (3/114)

A personal state of peace or equanimity was the first category from the study I wrote about yesterday. ( “Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students’ Inner Lives”). This may well be the defining quality of a spiritual person. It measures the extent to which someone can find meaning in times of hardship, feels at peace, has a sense of being centered, sees each day as a gift, and feels good about the direction of his or her life.

Equanimity plays an important role in the quality of students lives but is important for all of us to experience daily. It helps to shape how we respond to our experiences, especially stressful experiences.

Students show significant growth in their capacity for equanimity during college years. When combined with practices such as meditation and self-reflection you can develop significant personal growth. Equanimity has positive effects on a wide range of other behaviors as well: grade point average or supervisory reviews, leadership skills, sense of psychological well-being, ability to get along with other races  cultures and faiths, and satisfaction with work or school.

Jesus promises a “peace that passes all understanding” and for a Christian this is the first and foremost quality found in equanimity. What are the things you do that add to the peace offered by your faith. Explore those over the weekend and share them with me if you have the time. Be at peace and…

Be Well…

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About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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