Being ‘Spiritual’August 30, 2021
How are you going?
I think the meaning of the word ‘spiritual’ has changed a bit over the years.
Historically it seemed to be only connected with religious settings in teachings from the pulpit.
But then I was surprised to find the oxford dictionary’s meaning!
Spirituality – “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.”
Yey go Oxford Dictionary!
I love this! The human spirit, the human soul, we kind of know what that means. We can ‘feel’ someone’s spirit, their joyfulness or ‘specialness’ and we can see and ‘feel’ a persons soul when we say things like ‘they are a beautiful soul’.
I like these definitions too.
‘Spirituality is the broad concept of a belief in something beyond the self.”
‘Beliefs around the meaning of life and connection with others and the universe or higher source.’
‘The basic feeling of being self-aware and in relationship with others and nature.‘
‘Underlying principles such as values, morals, ethics, virtues, emotions, wisdom and intuition.‘
‘A journey of personal development and growth.‘
See no mention of religion or hippy woo woo stuff!
(Although of course you can mention it if you like)
So I would say I’m very SPIRITUAL!
How about you?
Let me know! If this resonates with you!