What is spirituality?
In a dictionary, spirituality can be described as “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” (Oxford Languages, OUP) Spirituality involves the recognition of a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than oneself, something more to being human than physical existence, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature. Developing spirituality involves knowing, and celebrating, that we are a significant part of the universe.
For us at Kirby Hill, we focus on spirituality through four elements: a person’s relationship with themselves, with others, with God (or the transcendent), and with nature and the environment. These four elements: self; others; transcendence and beauty form the basis of our work with children in developing a strong sense of spirituality.