Spirituality is one of those great undefinable words. It is doubly undefinable: the word itself is difficult to define, and the thing it describes is also undefinable: ephemeral, opaque, unseen.
But when they’re important enough to accompany us throughout life, things that defy definition need to be defined.
Even if it’s just to give ourselves a helping hand as we go through our days.
Spirituality is different for different people, from different cultures, at different stages of life, with different experiences behind them.
For me, a working definition of spirituality as of today.
Spirituality is thinking with feeling, and feeling while thinking.
Those Myers-Briggs personality tests and other psychometrics tools place people into buckets, or at some point along a spectrum: are you a thinker or a feeler?
To be spiritual is to be both, at the same time. To think with feeling, and to feel while thinking.
Thinking is our great gift as a species, honed over half a million years of evolution.
Feeling is all the matter of the universe’s great gift to us, collectively and as the unique, one-time-in-history individual that each of us is.
If we embrace both thinking and feeling, if we can hold in our hands at the same time both the light-bulb of thought and the candle-flame of feelings, a deep spiritual experience is available to all of us.
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