Defining Spirituality

Spirituality is much like a newborn baby. First, we learn to sit up, then crawl, stand, walk, run, and talk. Becoming increasingly aware of our thoughts, emotions and actions are part of our spiritual evolution. The spiritual evolution for each person is unique. Each of us are a piece to a very large puzzle, each fitting together to form the big picture; we are one. If we were all alike, the pieces would not fit.

The more we think we know, the more we realize what we don’t know.  Our Eastern Masters tell us only our lack of desire for the truth concerning the cause of our suffering and conflict and how to eliminate that cause from the mind, keeps us from it.  Those who know the way, point directly to the truth of the matter and do so namelessly.

Life is a  journey and it is yours alone to discover your path. It is not about a religion, a belief system or philosophy. It is about you and knowing the power within.  Loving oneself and others, caring about our planet, helping others, knowing we are all One, and conscious attempts to honor and love this Oneness is defining Spirituality.

It is said the  enlightenment one  knows  of human suffering and conflict, to know its cause, and how to eliminate that cause from the mind.    The “perfect” mind is perfectly indifferent, being neither for nor against. This mind is neither proud nor humble, pure or impure. The “perfect” mind has nothing to gain, nothing to lose, needs nothing added, nothing subtracted.  In reality, not a thing is more or less than perfect. Each day is a new day, a new beginning. Spiritually is not a life of asceticism or apartness, but a life and light of unity ,  to explore life fully.

Only you can define your spirituality.  The  only  limits or boundaries are the ones you place on yourself.  Make personal time daily  and through meditation, contemplation,  prayer and being mindful during the day can be helpful in connecting  and understanding ourselves and the Divine.

Buddha said, “The past does not exist. The future does not exist. One should concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

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