Monday, June 15, 2015
Fire burning within your soul, not because you it keeps you warm but because it brings you great joy to connect with the "Other." Spirituality cannot be defined by others it has to be defined by you from deep within you being. But you may notice as soon as you define it, it begins to evade you. The evasion of Spirituality is like trying to catch air in a bottle. You can't see the air. You can't drink the air. You can't touch the air and if you pour water into the bottle then there is no space left for air to be. Air is absolutely necessary for the survival of earthlings but it is not easy to capture or define. Spirituality is absolutely necessary for earthlings but it will not be defined or contained nor restrained by our English language. Spirituality is about experience. Spirituality is about connection. Spirituality is about other. Spirituality is about emotion. Spirituality is about_____________________. Yes, you can finish the sentence. Spirituality is mystical, mystery and ordinary. When you give a street musician a dollar for playing his/her banjo or when you give the waiter/waitress a tip you are practicing Spirituality. You are connecting with other in a meaningful way, making another earthling’s lives better. Be the fire that turns many shades of color throughout your day. Make someone else smile because you took a moment to make a difference. As the Dali Lama say’s “My religion is kindness.” It is connecting with your own inner fire that makes Spirituality the fire (action) a religion. Sharing what is within and the sharing of your resources makes Spirituality come to life.