chapter  6
13 Pages

Six Spirituality, Mental Health and Perfectionism

ByNilanjana Sanyal

Attainment of psychological wellbeing is the main pursuit of an education that enhances the quality of one’s life. This is all the more apparent when addressing issues of ill-health in psychological clinics. Experience in clinical psychology prompts the understanding that true ‘meaning-setting’ in life, or spiritual attainment, should be the goal of life’s journey. But the growing trend of materialistic pursuits is laying stress on just the opposite — being rigid, moralistic, inflexible, in order to truly be a ‘perfectionist’. This dilemma needs theoretical probing.