The Link Between Spirituality and Happiness in Children   Leave a comment

shutterstock_124525981Spiritual children are happier children, according to a study by Mark Holder, associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia.

Holder found four things happier children possess: personal meaning, communal meaning, awe for beauty and nature, and a belief in some sort of transcendental power.

“I think a big part of happiness in general is the feeling of personal meaning,” he said. “Spiritual paths are ones that promote personal meaning.”

He goes on to say: “People who can’t find their spiritual connection have the most difficult time, without question, and the ones who find it early on do so much better.” Read more …

This article, The Link Between Spirituality and Happiness in Children, by Patti Machelor  was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel. The full article can currently be accessed at JHS-online.

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