What is Spirituality?
Pick your own bouquet of spirituality
Many people ask “what is spirituality?” Spirituality is the definition describing one’s relationship with the spirit dimension. Most people think that religion and spirituality are one and the same, but that is a misconception. Although religions are based on spirituality, they contain rules and boundaries which define the beliefs of a group of individuals. Spirituality on the other hand does not belong to any specific group of people.
So what is spirituality?
It is the foundation of your relationship with the infinite spirit (creator). There are no two relationships on earth the same as each other. Just as you are unique, your relationship with the infinite spirit is also unique. Spirituality is the freedom to think and believe in whatever makes you feel comfortable, and happy. You make the rules as you go.
Open mind is the key to a new discovery. Not just in science but also in spirituality. Do not limit yourself to think there is only one way to find what you're looking for. There is a story about a man who was warned to leave his house because of the floods he said “No thanks, god will save me”. The area was flooded and his house became halfway submerged in water. A boat came by to help him; the man said “No thanks god will help me”. His house went almost completely under water, and he was sitting on the roof hanging on to dear life; a helicopter came by to help him, but the man said “No thanks god will save me” so the man did not survive and passed away. When he finally met god, the man said to god “Why didn't you save me?” god said “well let’s see.... I sent you a warning, a boat, and a helicopter, but you refused them all. How exactly did you want me to save you?!” So you see the man was expecting the rescue to be something totally different. Refusing to see it differently, he missed out on all of his opportunities!
Just because two people are spiritual, it doesn't mean they both agree absolutely on everything they believe in. So the beauty about spirituality is that you search for the truth, taking from each book you read, what you think is right and leave the rest. It is like going to a meadow full of all kinds of wild flowers, you pick the best and the most beautiful to bring home, and leave the rest for someone else. Just remember what appeals to you may not be so appealing to others and vice versa. This is the beauty of being magnificently you. © 2012 CharmingElements.com