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What is Spirituality?
    #2368725 - 02/22/04 07:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Fireworks started a thread on whether spirituality can be acquired.  What is spirituality, though? 

I'll bet being spiritual means a lot of things to a lot of different people. 

I like to think I am spiritual, but I don't walk around in plumes of incense, or with constant feelings of love in my heart, nor do I carry a bible.  :grin:

Spirituality, for me, is being kind to other people, not hurting anyone (INTENTIONALLY), praying or meditating, and following the signs I believe God has put there for me to follow.  There might be others, but that's all I can think of for now. 

Oh, and understanding God better.  Learning about who He is, and having a relationship with Him.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2368740 - 02/22/04 07:04 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Spirituality is existing


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2368779 - 02/22/04 07:17 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I have a slightly different definition...

Spirituality - thinking for yourself, questioning everything, and trying to make the world a better place.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Shroomism]
    #2368869 - 02/22/04 07:41 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Spirituality is existing




Well, then, what does it mean to exist?  :grin:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2368895 - 02/22/04 07:47 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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I have a slightly different definition...

Spirituality - thinking for yourself, questioning everything, and trying to make the world a better place.




I don't know if that is "spirituality", based on the following definition, but I am open to argument.  :grin:

spirituality

\Spir`it*u*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. Spiritualities. [L. spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness.

A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its spirituality. --South.

If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth nearest to spirituality. --Sir W. Raleigh.

Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depends on the state of mind in which we come. --Bickersteth.

2. (Eccl.) That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities.

During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is guardian of the spiritualities thereof. --Blackstone.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2368971 - 02/22/04 08:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Nope... my definition is more correct.

To see how a definition can be shifted over time, one need only look the word "bad". Hitler was bad. Whoa... that new Tool album is fuckin' bad.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369069 - 02/22/04 08:28 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

:rolleyes:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369082 - 02/22/04 08:30 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

"Spirituality, for me, is being kind to other people, not hurting anyone (INTENTIONALLY), praying or meditating, and following the signs I believe God has put there for me to follow. There might be others, but that's all I can think of for now. "

thats a good personal definition. As far as tuning into the "signs" thats a great way to start to uncover the vast and expanding spiritual realm...

But i wonder, can the spiritual realm expand? probally just in your mind.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369114 - 02/22/04 08:34 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Hitler was bad. Whoa... that new Tool album is fuckin' bad.

Hitler was a musician? Are you into "oom pa pa" music? Goes great mit eine bier und weinerschnitzel...

*We now return to back froggy's topic.*


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Swami]
    #2369129 - 02/22/04 08:36 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

DUDE WAY TO HIJACK TEH THREAD I DEMAND U STOP RANSOMING YOUR IDEAS AS PROPAGANDA!

"Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depends on the state of mind in which we come."

This is what people dont understand, when raised with spiritual values, they tend to stick through adult hood, or do a 180, and totally turn the persons beleifs around.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369176 - 02/22/04 08:46 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

what is spiritual in nature??

spirituality is stopping to take the time to enjoy the moment you are in right now.

spirituality is when you can look at the sky, look at the stars, and smile because the universe is soooo big!!!

spirituality deals with laying in a field of green grass on a sunny day while making images out of the couds that pass by.

spirituality is loving another person simply because they are there to share this moment with you.

sprituality is focus, it is light, it is love, it is anything you want it to be.  :grin:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369615 - 02/22/04 10:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Spirituality is the living and the being and the touching that gives meaning to our lives, as human beings. It is the self awareness that we indeed have a spirit, the intellegence apart from our physical plane and chemical reactions that make up what we call life.

Spirituality is recognizing that our perceived world is mostly an illusion, a dream we are all asleep in, and making your goal in life to, when we awake to our real selves, enter this new dimension, already intimately connected with all of God's creation. It is not only making a set of standards for living, but being open minded to the possibilities of an invisible multidimensional realm we all will someday enter.

Religion is not to be confused with spirituality, though. Spirituality is not going to church and meaninglessly saying "hail mary's" to escape being challanged by god. That is one person's practice of religion. Religion can be anything that the person practicing it desires. Spirituality, on the other hand, is defined by God. And how do you define God you may ask? Well, you are asking the wrong person. I am just as lost as you all. I don't think any of you have seen the face of god. Spirituality is an intellegence apart from our physical plane and chemical reactions that make up what we call life, the openmindedness and acceptance of to new possibilities for our mortal souls.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369639 - 02/22/04 10:46 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

Frog said:
:rolleyes:



Obviously the sarcam wasn't caught.  :wink:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369963 - 02/22/04 11:53 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

spirituality = searching for truth


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369981 - 02/22/04 11:59 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: ]
    #2370219 - 02/23/04 01:09 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I'm not sure... but it wouldn't be "bothersome pedant" or "emotionally unstable opportunist"...


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2370298 - 02/23/04 01:36 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

mr mushrooms: whats wrong with arguing with a dictionary? fuck consensus reality man


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2370679 - 02/23/04 04:53 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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I'm not sure... but it wouldn't be "bothersome pedant" or "emotionally unstable opportunist"...




Maybe no one else will say it, but I will. That was kinda mean.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: ]
    #2370681 - 02/23/04 04:57 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

what do they call a person that would "argue with a dictionary?"

a linguist


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: ]
    #2370847 - 02/23/04 07:04 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Help me out here, what do they call a person that would "argue with a dictionary?"




Schizophrenic

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