Are you feeling stuck with a chronic health issue or discouraged with long-term unemployment or worried by a troubled relationship with no clear solution?
If you’ve found various approaches to solving these chronic challenges just haven’t produced results, the research and ideas shared in Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving, by Dr. Lisa Miller, might just offer some insights on a key element to finding solutions to knotty problems. That element is our awareness of a benevolent higher power and an understanding of our connection to that power. Dr. Miller, Founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at the Teachers’ College, Columbia University, notes that her department’s research over the last 10 years indicates this is the greatest resource we have.
Although spirituality as a foundation for solving problems and living a good life was understood for millennia, in our modern age it has been and often is ignored. We’re constantly told that solutions can only be found through secular human inventions or actions – chemical and mechanical systems for solving illness and human footsteps for taking care of things such as employment and relationships. Attention to things of the Spirit, while perhaps making a recent resurgence, have been systematically eliminated from daily life.