Scale of Spiritual Transcendence

Scale of Spiritual Transcendence
Skrzypińska & Piotrowski‚ 2013
1.    I experienced deep satisfaction and joy through prayer or meditation
2.    I find inner strength and/ or peace from my prayers or meditations
3.    There is a higher plane of consciousness or spirituality that binds all people
4.    I believe there is a larger plan to life
5.    The needs of my body do not keep me from my prayers or meditations
6.    I believe that at a certain level my life is closely tied with the whole humanity
7.    I feel that I am part of humanity‚ needed for maintaining harmony
8.    I believe there is a larger meaning to life
9.    I pray or meditate to obtain a higher level of spiritual consciousness
10.When I pray or meditate‚ I forget about the events of this world
11.I feel that I am a part of a bigger cause‚ exceeding me
12.I feel that at a certain level all of us share a common bond
13.I feel I am a better person due to participating in causes more important than me
14.I still have strong emotional ties with someone that has died
15.I am a link in a chain of my family’s heritage‚ a bridge between the past and the future
16.It is worthwhile to subordinate your entire life to a really important cause
17.People whom I really admire are the ones who sacrificed everything for the sake of important causes
18.Images of some of my dead relatives still influences my current life
19.There is no one right way of living
20.Participating in the realization of causes important to me gives me a sense of purpose in life
21.I am grateful for the chances I have received in my life
22.Everyday experiences are opportunities for entertainment and development for me
23.Every moment of my life is important to me
24.I feel that fighting with difficulties really enriches me
25.I feel that my life is a special miracle
26.I can enjoy current moments
27.I feel deeply grateful for all that happened to me in my life
28.My life is the most beautiful gift
29.I try not to close my mind to things strange and unusual
30.The uniqueness of my life astonishes me
31.I appreciate that life is full of paradoxes
32.I happily accept all that life brings
33.World is interesting thanks to including plenty of contradictions
34.In many situations‚ truth is more complicated than it appears
35.I am concerned about those who will come after me
36.I try to understand others instead of judging them
37.I do not judge anyone’s life
38.I believe I do not have the right to judge other people’s actions
39.I avoid judging others
40.I accept other people as they are
Transcendence Proper and Spiritual Openness
1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree)
This instrument can be found at: Piotrowski‚ 2013

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