Spirituality is a search for meaning or fulfillment that may be
undertaken by anyone. In practical terms spirituality is the marriage of the
mind, body, and spirit. It is the awareness that we are part of something much
larger and more powerful than we are.
At the Heart of the Matter: A Spiritual Journey for Caregivers was written to
empower you to actively engage in activities that will improve your overall
spiritual well-being. The exercises and assessments provided are designed
gently guide you as you map your personal caregiving journey. The beauty of
this sojourn resides in your uniqueness and the potential for self-assessment
and personal growth. In other words, use what applies to your caregiving
situation. When you explore making changes at the heart of the matter, you are
seeking opportunities to make lasting alterations in the way you view your very
important role as a caring individual. Therefore, you are invited to
acknowledge the epiphany, awakening as it occurs in your life. As James E.
stated, “However you choose to express yourself know that you are encouraging
your own healing by doing what you do. You are finding ways to accept, bit by
bit, the reality of what it all means.” Let us pray that you find meaning in
your spiritual journey.