The Marine Corps is adding "spiritual fitness" to professional development.
Spiritual does not necessarily mean religious, Scott clarified. He breaks spiritual fitness into three parts: personal faith, personal values, and moral living and decision-making.
"A moral compass doesn't just come from a faith foundation; it's not enough to make a decision based on what is legally right or wrong," Scott said. "Chaplains will help Marines discover that compass for themselves -- that center of gravity that comes from their own upbringing, personal experiences, and religious teaching."I did a really interesting interview with Rev. Frank Macht at Dartmouth Hitchcock Health System, and he talked quite a bit about the non-religious nature of spiritual care. I'm becoming more convinced this is an important thing - for the workplace, and for life.