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mrtruelsenTue Mar-16-04 11:23 AM
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I'm afraid many nowadays use "spiritual" to mean in contrast to religion; thus, "I'm not religious but I am a spiritual person." Sometimes what this means is, "I don't go to church or actually DO anything about spirituality; I just think it's a nice idea and I'm the sort of person who might do something...." Sort of like all those people who claim they could write best-sellers if they only found the time to sit down and put them on paper?

It occurs to me that if humanity were enlightened (using the term loosely for now), discipline would no longer be a necessary element to spirituality. In humanity in its state so far, however, there is so much racket and distraction bearing down on us that maybe only a discipline, a practice, makes the needed space in our minds, in our lives, for something that is so other than the prevailing "bottom line" mentality.

Just got back from spending a week with some nuns in a monastery. They do Buddhist meditation in their chapel as well as the liturgical hours and Mass.
They do live it--remarkable.

Michal

  

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Spirituality [View all] , Toby, Tue Mar-02-04 11:52 AM
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