Jun 8, 2017

"Spirituality" Defined


Edited: Jun 8, 2017


Spirituality as it is used everywhere on this site is not a religious term. In fact, at the risk of putting too fine a point on it, let me say it this way: I do not endorse any particular religion, religious doctrine or dogma of any sort whatsoever. I don't disapprove of religion in principle, it's just not what this website is all about. Still, having had a religious upbringing myself, I know many people see the words spirit, spiritual, and spirituality and they will default to religious definitions.


Google defined the word "spiritual"in the way pictured below. My use of the word refers to the 1st and most common definition:


Synonyms like the ones listed, non-material, incorporeal, and intangible are also accurate in the sense the word spiritual is used in nearly all my writings on this website and elsewhere.


Regardless of your belief system, it can hardly be denied that there is a certain spiritual dimension to life. You may prefer to conceptualize this "spirit" as God or Goddess, cosmic consciousness, the ONENESS, I AM or some other concept that helps you to grasp it better. Every individual has a right to their own opinions on this subject but there is definitely SOMETHING POWERFUL at work behind the scenes of our lives. Although, this "something" cannot yet be quantified using conventional means, quantum physicists are beginning to shed light on the mysteries of time, space and other topics that have, up until recently, been the province of spiritual teachers, mystics and the like.


Let us explore the ways and means that this incorporeal side of you can be used to create tangible improvements in your personal life!


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