What is Spirituality for you?
Last week I was creating some art with a friend and while doing that, we started to talk about spirituality. She said, she doesn’t believe in spirituality like most people think of it.
But how do most people think of spirituality?
What I heard over the last years, for almost everyone I talked to, it is believing in god, praying, meditation, turning into buddha, having many books which talk about that topic, trying to have almost nothing to live with, or the other way around as they think they need lots of buddha figures or mala-necklaces, and so on…
If I think about it, I’ve been also through those stages!
Trying to have everything I can, having nothing, thinking I need white clothes and furniture….
Now I realized everything is an extreme of what we actually need!
What we need is a balance of everything!
We need money to eat, sleep and go from one to the other place. So we need it already for our basic needs!
But we don’t need it for Prada or Gucci bags. That’s not a basic need…
So thinking I need nothing or everything to be happy, is maybe a bit extreme.
I think of it this way:
You need 50% yin and 50% yang in your life. Like you need the night and the day, to find your rhythm. Like nature needs sun and rain, to grow!
I also googled it and Wikipedia says this:
“Traditionally, spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which “aims to recover the original shape of man,” oriented at “the image of God” as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world. In modern times the emphasis is on subjective experience of a sacred dimension and the “deepest values and meanings by which people live,” often in a context separate from organized religious institutions. Modern spirituality typically includes a belief in a supernatural (beyond the known and observable) realm, personal growth, a quest for an ultimate/sacred meaning, religious experience, or an encounter with one’s own “inner dimension”.”
My friend said, she doesn’t believe in spirituality like its been said, she believes it is what you create from the inside, like a song, a picture, a painting, something handcrafted, or those people who crate mandalas with flowers.
For her that is spirituality.
So my thought was in that moment, we shouldn’t ask ourselves, if we believe, or if we are spiritual. Its more the question, what is spirituality for ME. Not for everyone else…
Because who said we have to believe it that way?
Just you yourself decide, what and how you believe. Everything else is just shaped by someone else’s believe.
What is spirituality for you?
Let me know, I would love to hear about it ❤️