To start with, spirituality has NOTHING to do with the idea of God or religion. Spirituality and religion should be treated as separate subjects. The reason is anybody who is not religious can be spiritual. On the other hand, we are all spiritual beings.
Let me try and elaborate.
We are born with a body which moves, talks, speaks and works. When we die, the body is rendered meaningless. It still is there, but it doesn’t move, talk, speak or works anymore. It has to be incinerated or buried, depending on the custom and religious rites of the land.
What gives when we die?
The spirit gives away. The spirit, which is present in our body when we are born and which leaves us when we die. Since there is a life spirit in all of us while we are alive, we are all spiritual beings.
Now, what the fuck is spirituality?
Spirituality is being able to connect with that spirit. Spirituality is the knowledge that we are alive and one day, the spirit inside us will leave, leaving the body, which will be destroyed and then, there won’t be any trace of our existence anymore, besides the memories that we will leave.
Spirituality is awareness and connection with our inner self. Spirituality is self awareness. Spirituality has nothing to do with God or religion because they are both man made illusionary creations.
There is no God. Religion is the God industry which keeps the idea of God alive. The only useful purpose religion serves is create human communities which support each other. Historically, religion has divided more than it has united.
Spirituality is a beautiful construct. We are all spiritual beings; the difference is some of us are more connected with our spirits than others. We don’t need religion or God to be spiritual. I find it amusing that people from different parts of the world come to India to find themselves.
It’s quite bizarre that they would come to India to find themselves when they can very well find themselves where they are. To understand ourselves and connect with our selves is a worthy objective and we all should aspire to it. It doesn’t take a country of a billion Gods to find you.
Spirituality is your connection with your own spirit. Spirituality is self awareness.