I’m taking an online class on existential well-being . . . posting some notes and thoughts:
Well-being implies physical health, comfort, pleasure.
It is also essential for human beings to have relationships with other people and to have a place in society.
We speak of personal well-being when a person is able to develop their talents and feel at peace with him or herself.
Beauty, compassion, truth, love — these are experiences of the “life force” or the “spirit.” In these spiritual experiences we transcend our limited self. We become part of something bigger and participate in universal qualities that nourish and enhance life.
We are conscious of the physical, the social, the personal and the spiritual dimensions of human experience. We make no hierarchy between these dimensions.
We recognize that human life is also characterized by suffering, pain and many limitations. We acknowledge that because of limitations, we are challenged to use our full potential to realize our physical, social, personal and spiritual existence in our given situation.