Spirituality in
Community:
It’s not just for
Religion
Anymore




                    Rabbi David Kominsky
Spirituality is basic to
       being human

Spirituality deals with matters of the spirit,




             As emotionali...
Spirituality can be about:

Connection          Meaning
Spiritual Sensations are more
   durable than emotions.




   More impactful than thoughts
Spirituality can be confused with
emotions
Spiritual sensations include:   Emotional sensations include:
•Satisfaction    ...
Spirituality ≠ religion


Religion is just one way of
expressing spirituality.
Spirituality can involve god, but
 doesn’t have to.




Spirituality must involve your spirit, which is to say:


        ...
Our spirit is part of everything we do
Our spirits are present at work, but
            often ignored
But, we can make the choice to pay
attention to our spirituality in our work
By attending to our spiritual needs at work,
        we can make work more…

   Pleasant




                             ...
How can we feed our spirit at work?
Spirit wants meaning.


    My work makes a
    difference in the
    world


   My work is
   important
Spirit wants accomplishment.
Accomplishment: the work matters
Accomplishment: we’ve achieved something
we found challenging.
Our spirits seek community.
Frustrations and barriers are opportunities
to grow.
Community is created when we appreciate
those around us in our work lives and share
our lives with them.
Notice the world around you.
Appreciate it for what it is, not what
you want it to be.
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Ignite Portland 4 - Spirituality in Community: It’s not just for religion anymore - David Kominsky

  1. 1. Spirituality in Community: It’s not just for Religion Anymore Rabbi David Kominsky
  2. 2. Spirituality is basic to being human Spirituality deals with matters of the spirit, As emotionality deals with matters of emotions
  3. 3. Spirituality can be about: Connection Meaning
  4. 4. Spiritual Sensations are more durable than emotions. More impactful than thoughts
  5. 5. Spirituality can be confused with emotions Spiritual sensations include: Emotional sensations include: •Satisfaction •Joy •Depression •Sadness •Ennui •Boredom •Love •Desire
  6. 6. Spirituality ≠ religion Religion is just one way of expressing spirituality.
  7. 7. Spirituality can involve god, but doesn’t have to. Spirituality must involve your spirit, which is to say: YOU
  8. 8. Our spirit is part of everything we do
  9. 9. Our spirits are present at work, but often ignored
  10. 10. But, we can make the choice to pay attention to our spirituality in our work
  11. 11. By attending to our spiritual needs at work, we can make work more… Pleasant Meaningful
  12. 12. How can we feed our spirit at work?
  13. 13. Spirit wants meaning. My work makes a difference in the world My work is important
  14. 14. Spirit wants accomplishment.
  15. 15. Accomplishment: the work matters
  16. 16. Accomplishment: we’ve achieved something we found challenging.
  17. 17. Our spirits seek community.
  18. 18. Frustrations and barriers are opportunities to grow.
  19. 19. Community is created when we appreciate those around us in our work lives and share our lives with them.
  20. 20. Notice the world around you. Appreciate it for what it is, not what you want it to be.

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