Meditation, prayer, and other contemplative practices can be ways of cultivating spirituality.
Spirituality is the appreciation of the sacred and a search for meaning beyond ourselves and our reason. Science cannot measure and answer questions about God and faith. But it can measure the effects of faith and spiritual practices on people’s well-being and happiness. And spirituality seems to promote three areas that scientists know improve our happiness: connections with others, a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives, and experiencing positive emotions.