Spirituality can mean very different things to different people
You could ask any 10 people in the street 'What is Spirituality?' and you'd get 10 very different responses, though many definitions appear to centre around a core sentiment of living meaningfully and with love.
Below you'll find some of humanity's greatest minds and mystics giving us their view on Spirituality. Perhaps you'll resonate with one of them or maybe you'll have your own unique take.
What does Spirituality mean to you?
"In its simplest definition, ‘spirituality’ means knowing how to live with meaning and purpose"
World Spiritual University
"Our own life has to be our message,"
"Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them,"
- Eckhart Tolle
"Realise deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life”
"Spirituality is not something that can be defined, it is not something that can be answered. It is something that you have to explore,"
(the "hugging" guru)
- Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now
A Secular Age
"Spirituality and spiritual life give us the strength to love,"
M. Scott Peck
The Road Less Travelled
"In my vision the collective unconscious is God; the conscious is man as individual; and the personal unconscious is the interface between them …I have come to believe and have tried to demonstrate that people’s capacity to love, and hence their will to grow, is nurtured not only by the love of their parents during childhood but throughout their lives by grace, or God’s love. This is a powerful force external to their consciousness which operates through the agency of their unconscious as well as through the agency of loving persons other than their parents and through additional ways which we do not understand,"
"Spirituality, for me, is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life ... and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning,"
"Spirituality is not about beliefs - it is about the way we live and conduct our day-to-day lives,"
"The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it,"
"Spirituality is an awareness that there is something far greater than we are, something that created this universe, created life and that we are an authentic, important, significant part of it, and can contribute to its evolution,"
"Our consciousness is not actually yours or mine, it is the consciousness of humanity evolved, grown, accumulated through many, many centuries...when one realises this our responsibility becomes extraordinarily important,"
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