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TIME FOR SPIRITUALITY

Question-Week ending Sunday 12/29/02:
Do you believe individuals could be happier and improve their quality of life by engaging in spiritual thoughts on a daily basis? Please read the Pre-Poll Commentary before taking this poll.

Pre-Poll Commentary:

In this eleventh poll of the Daily Dozen Disciplines, we will discuss how making time for spirituality can improve one's quality of life.

We will begin by reiterating our meaning of "Quality of Life" as used in the commentary of last weeks poll. For our poll purposes, we defined "Quality of Life" in the following general terms as:

  • Achieving a sense of Inner Peace
  • Achieving higher self esteem
  • Achieving loving and caring relationships
  • Achieving a feeling of financial security
  • Feeling good about who you are and what you do

Spirituality is a very personal part of one's being. However, as individual as it may be to each person, we tend to believe in fundamentals of a spiritual nature as a group or religion. The dictionary defines spirituality as a "sensitivity or attachment to religious values." The word "values" is probably the most important part of the definition. Our values have a great influence on how we think, act, and make choices each day. Our values influence what we consider good or evil.

There are so many organized religions in this world. Most religions serve the purpose of laying out the ground rules for acceptable behavior for the good of mankind. There are also some so called religions that don't serve mankind very well. For the purposes of this poll, we will try to focus on those that promote good values.

Can making time for some moments of spiritual thought daily, strengthen one's character and resolve to face the challenges of life head on? Can one's quality of life get better from the strength gained from their spiritual life? Let us know how you feel about spirituality in this week's poll. This poll will end on Sunday 12/29/02. Watch for the results and summary by Monday morning 12/30/02.


Results:
1. 58% voted-Absolutely Yes - spirituality can improve QOL
2. 39% voted-Probably Yes - spirituality can improve QOL
3. 03% voted-Not Really - spirituality cannot improve QOL
4. 00% voted-Absolutely Not - spirituality cannot improve QOL

Post-Poll Commentary:
Our poll produced an overwhelming combined 97% vote from our respondents, who believed that spiritual thoughts can have a positive impact and improve one's quality of life.

Now I do realize that the people who come to eHappyLife.com and take our polls may not represent the typical individual that resides on planet earth. Our audience is skewed toward middle age viewers who have a better appreciation toward good values. . Our viewers are more likely to practice spirituality in their lives than younger adults still searching for tangible evidence that a spiritual world even exists.

Regardless, I am happy to produce the results of this poll. Especially since spirituality has played such a major role in my life. From a small child I have always been able to have a happy connection and draw a great deal of strength through my spiritual thoughts. No one ever had to force me to think as I did. My actions were always voluntary. Even as a college student living away from home, I always attended Sunday Church Services alone each week. I did so because it made me feel good to have the discipline to do so. I always felt great after investing that one hour of prayer weekly as I connected with my spiritual world. To this day, I continue the same practice. I also connect spiritually on a daily basis, even if it's for a few moments a few times a day. I sincerely believe this connection greatly improves my quality of life.

This world has so many negative vibes going through the air. Spirituality can serve as a huge positive force to help you face the negative surrounding us. We should not let what goes on in the institutions of religion ever deter us from being spiritual. As stated above in the Commentary, spirituality is a very personal part of one's being. It's a relationship between you and your creator. Don't let any of the interference with the outside world ever disturb that relationship. Hope you enjoy a life full of spirituality and love.


Master Archives of Polls

Dozen Daily Discipline Poll Topics
Dozen Daily Disciplines Introduction
1-Eating Healthy | 2-Daily Vitamin Supplements | 3-Working Effectively
4-Focused Time with Loved One | 5-Focused Time with Family | 6-Daily Exercise
7-Daily Reading For Education | 8-Daily Audio Learning | 9-Daily Financial Management
10-Sharing With Others | 11-Time for Spirituality | 12-Healthy Sleep Habits

Goal Planning System Topics
Goal Planning System Introduction
Step 1-Belief, Desire | Step 2-Writing Down Goals | Step 3-Benefits & Analysis Step 4-Listing Obstacles | Step 5-Listing Resources | Step 6-Write out a Detailed Plan
Step 7-Execute Passionately & Keep Score

Time Management Series Topics
Introduction
Strategy and Benefits | TM Benefit 1 Peace of Mind
TM Benefit 2 Self Knowledge | TM Benefit 3 Health & Energy
TM Benefit 4 Loving Relationships | TM Benefit 5 Financial Rewards
TM Benefit 6 Achieving Worthy Goals | TM Benefit 7 Total Personal Fulfillment

Personal Development Opportunities Topics
PDO's Introduction
PDO's Ages 7 to 12 | PDO's Ages 13 to 19 | PDO's Ages 20 to 29
PDO's Ages 30 to 39 | PDO's Ages 40 to 49 | PDO's Ages 50 to 59
PDO's Ages 60 - Over, Plus Summary

Personal Value In The Marketplace (PVIM) Topics
PVIM Introduction
PVIM Evaluation | PVIM Increasing Your Value | PVIM Preparing And Planing Early
PVIM Start Improving Your Market Value Today!

The Qualities Of Leadership Topics
Introduction
Honesty | Energy & Passion | Great Listeners | Being Decisive
Being Realistic | Great Communicator | Being Patient | Being Persistent
Being Flexible | Being Persuasive | Being Competent | Being Responsible
Sense of Humor | Great Role Model | Being Creative | Being Compassionate
Being Resourceful | Being Diplomatic | Forgiving | Willing To Take Risks

Positive Moods And Emotions Topics
Introduction
Acceptance | Affection | Ambition | Anticipation | Attentive | Calmness
Caring | Confidence | Courage | Curiosity | Desire | Determination | Eagerness
Empathy | Enthusiasm | Excitement | Generosity | Gratitude | Happiness
Independence | Joy | Kindness | Love | Loyalty | Patience | Pride | Relaxation
Respect | Satisfaction | Trust

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Poll Index
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Financial Management | Football Passion | Internet Time | Magazine Reading
Movie Rentals | Music Listening | Nurturing Relationships | Pet Ownership
Photography | Pro Sports | Restaurants | Strength Exercise | Stretching Routine
Theatre | TV Time | Weekend Away


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