When you mention the word "Spirituality", a lot of people think religion or a yogi/sharman/buddha/monk sitting cross legged to meditation music. I know when I tell most people that I believe in spirituality, they assume I am some sort of psychic. One that is surrounded by crystals and has a strong religious belief in some weird universal jargon. It is kind of funny and I don't blame them. I used to think being a spiritual person meant you were a hippy that ate only from the land and ran around naked.
In reality, being "spiritual" is however you yourself want to define it. No one can categorize you or tell you the right or wrong way to be spiritual. It is completely and solely how you wish to perceive it. When I googled the word "Spirituality" the first definition was;
Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all.
I personally like this. However when I looked at other definitions, I saw the word religion and church pop up quite a bit. I was baptised a catholic but I don't go to church. I believe we are all human and we are all connected in some way. I don't believe religion or our contrasting beliefs should separate us and cause war and anger. I don't judge by race, religion, ethnicity or status. I am not going to say I don't judge at all, after all I am human. But what I will say is that I judge people from the vibes and energy they put out. You know when that person walks into a room and you can feel everyone on edge, feel the anger and the mood shift? Yup, they're the people I try and stay away from.
For me, being spiritual is being in tune with yourself, listening to your inner voice more often. Your intuition. You know that voice in your head that tells you not to do something and you choose not to listen to it and then later, when suffering the consequences you say to yourself, "I knew I shouldn't have done that!" And again, you wish you had just listened to yourself.
On the contrary, sometimes we get impulsive thoughts that nudge us to do something. It comes out of nowhere but you have a strong desire to do so. I believe sometimes this is our inner wisdom guiding us and nudging us down the right path. Whether it be for a great experience or new opportunity. Maybe it was to teach you a lesson that you needed to learn. Who knows, but I do feel that everything happens for a reason.Good and bad. We even meet certain people for a reason.
I am not religious and I can't preach what or who is out there but all I know is there have been a lot of times I have felt like I was being watched over, especially in the tough times. I haven't at all perfected it yet but I do try my best to listen to my gut.... somehow it always ends up being right whether I listened to it or not!
What's your definition of spirituality?