How Do You Define Spirituality?
The question "What is Spirituality" will be answered in various ways. It is worth asking yourself how you define spirituality because the spiritual practices you engage in can have a profound impact on your life. As a Mind, Body, Spirit psychotherapist I needed a simple definition that many different types of clients might be able to understand and connect to. (My working definition for Spirit is found on the Welcome page here.)
How to Be "Spiritual"? What Helps Spiritual Development?
But where and who can we catch it from? Many of us were never connected to formal religious traditions. Others have rejected them because they lacked vibrancy, seemed hypocritical or stifling. If that is true for you, I encourage you...
Don't Throw The Baby Out With the Bathwater!
Spiritual health is an essential component of a well-lived life. One of the great benefits of the Internet and podcast technology is that we can find truly inspiring and enlightened teachers no matter where we live, and no matter what our schedule.
Spirituality & Practice Online
I highly recommend www.spiritualityandpractice.com. You can explore a myriad of sound spiritual practices, audios, find movie and book recommendations, take reasonably priced e-courses, and much more. (I am currently taking the Cynthia Bourgeault course on Gurdjieff practices.) They have so many on-demand e-courses to choose from. For example:
- Practicing Spirituality Through Creativity
- Practicing Spiritualty with Teaching Stories
- Practicing Spirituality During Illness
- Practicing Spirituality with Money
- many courses from master teachers and from many traditions
Just click through and enjoy scrolling down the list of all the available courses.
Spiritual Development Requires Spiritual Practices
I encourage you to continue your spiritual searching, but do not do it in isolation. (Do you know the saying, "Any man who represents himself in court has a fool for a lawyer?") Saturate yourself regularly with eons of available quality wisdom. Online spirituality is one way to help you to do that. (Have you read my earlier post: What are you saturating yourself with?)