What is spirituality?

Like many other words, the word “spirituality” is vague. It doesn’t point to much of anything. The word “apple” is much more direct. In using the word “apple,” most people who know the word have an immediate idea of a physical object. But spirituality?

It really means nothing.

Ultimately, all words mean nothing. They’re just symbols for something else, but language is helpful. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, and you wouldn’t be here reading it.

But to make language useful, we need to investigate it, particularly words like spirituality.

So for this blog, what does spirituality mean?

Spirituality is the reality that we are all one.

Spirituality is the reality that all is consciousness.

From this definition, it’s easier to understand what spiritual freedom and the spiritual path are.

The spiritual path is the journey to understand reality – to realize it.

When we realize that we are all one, we know it in our heart, body, mind, and spirit. We also realize that we are inherently free. We’ve never been limited by the attachments we’ve believed in because they’re illusions.

I hope this clarifies what I’m saying on this blog when I talk about spirituality, but I do encourage you to investigate your beliefs about what spirituality is. Take time to write down your definitions of spirituality, spiritual freedom, the spiritual path, and other key terms.

Additionally, it is vital to understand what you are trying to get from spirituality. Vague language is often intertwined with vague goals like trying to be the best version of yourself. That doesn’t mean anything, and it is a huge trap that many people are stuck in. But when we use language to inquire into ourselves and into language itself, we can find a way out of the trap of ambiguity and towards realizing the freedom and oneness we’re already a part of.

To help you go further on this topic, you can check out these blog posts:

What Is the Spiritual Path?

How to Find Spiritual Freedom

What Is a Spiritual Awakening?


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