Sunday, August 3, 2008

A few Thoughts about the Word "Spirituality"

Spirituality is one of those words that has a certain dictionary meaning, but also carries with it personal meaning for each individual.

Spirituality is NOT a religion...nor does not contradict religion....or even atheism for that matter. There are both atheists who read this and those of deep faith in various religions. If you choose to interpret the things I write in terms of a specific religion, that is fine...but it is not necessary.

The English word "spirit" comes from the Latin "spiritus" which means breath!

Spirituality has to do with the search for answers to questions about....
  • Why am I here?
  • Who am I?
  • Where is true meaning?
Spirituality is about awareness and mindfulness.

Within that awareness, it is about choosing behaviors, rather than reacting out of habitual patterns and.......... becoming more of who you truly are.

To me personally, it is about living the best life I can ....but NOT about doing that with perfection.

1 comment:

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