Diverse Meanings of Spirituality
But even looking at its meaning in the dictionary we will find that there are three to four definitions, and one of them is a definition that seems to contradict its basic concept. It defines spirituality as church property which is something material, not spiritual.
And the dictionary lists 9 different contexts in which this word “spirituality” can be used.
Scientists in a certain workshop could not agree on the meaning of spirituality.
So, what really is the meaning of spirituality in life?
Difficulty in Getting the Meaning Without Experiencing It
A difficulty in getting at the meaning of spirituality in life is that we cannot know its meaning if we have not experienced it to a certain degree. And judging from our observation of the people around us they seem to be concerned only with the material things, like how to produce money for a living, how to spend it, how to hoard it. It seems that these people do not have any experience of spirituality at all.
But if it is true that the human being is composed of body, soul and spirit, then any human being has an experience of spirituality and therefore has a notion of its meaning.
Spirituality in life then is a way of living wherein the person gives proper emphasis to the spiritual part of his being.
The athlete, the body builder, the beautician, the gym owners give emphasis to the physical aspect of the person, the body.
The academician, the teacher in our schools, the educational institutions give emphasis to the mental aspect of the person, the soul.
The religious persons, the spiritual healers, the shamans give emphasis to the spiritual aspect of the person, the spirit.
Meaning of Spirituality in Life
Spirituality in life then is giving emphasis and priority to the spiritual aspect in our life, the things which endure, like faith or belief in the world of spirits and God, hope or desire for better things in life, and love or union with the spirits and with God.
When a person lives in such a way that he gives proper value to the spiritual dimension of his existence, then he has a mature spirituality. But if he does not live in such a way then he only has incipient or beginning spirituality.
Furthermore once a person lives a mature spiritual life, he gives primacy to the spiritual dimension of his life. He is no longer caught in the rat race. He has a calmness about him. He is no longer a slave of material things, like money, or of psychological rewards, like fame.
Spirituality in life enables us to live life to the full if we also take care of our physical and mental life. These three dimensions are all essential in life, but the primary one is spiritual, a dimension which most people seem to forget or relegate to the background of their life.
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