“I am not what you think I am; you are what you think I am” Charles Cooley. Let’s talk spirituality.
There is often discussion on spirituality. What it is, how to be it, live it, express it etc. What spirituality is for one person can be the opposite for another. Is there right or a wrong spirituality?
A few definitions are; immateriality, immaterialness, spirituality, mind, spirit, soul. It can includes and involves the recognition of a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than myself, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature. An opening of the heart is an essential aspect of true spirituality.
We live in a world where we can’t generally ignore the material side of life as we all have a need of shelter, security and safety. And there are many who are not only trying to find a meaning in life but also a purpose.
How we acquire these things come with choices and could involves how we define meaning of our life.
Are there people who talk bad about others? People who try to belittle other people’s lives? That discuss other people’s actions without knowing any other information? Narcissistic people; an inflated ego of their own importance?
Those who try to put others down so they feel stronger? Angry people who keep believing that it’s the world that’s angry and not themselves? Fearful people who are so afraid of others success they will pull them down at every and any opportunity? The list goes on and on.
Spirituality does not say: Comparing yourselves to others. Gossiping about others. Spreading rumours. Sharing private things that have been told in private. Beat other people mentally or emotionally to try to feel bigger ourselves. Attack people behind their back. Speak about someone’s life that we know nothing about. Make a normally negative opinion about others so that it makes us feel secure in ourself.
One of the natural mediums philosophy is that “The world will always remind you of who you were rather than see and understand who you have became today”.
As humans we all have attributes of the above. Some stronger than others. With all the above, we still believe we are being and serving others spiritually. Is there a reason we wonder why we do not grow to bring understanding to our life? Can we start by bringing understanding to ourself? Many of us say yes, but as we know actions speak louder than words.
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a
confession of their character.” Ralph Waldo Emerson