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How do you define the word 'spiritual'?

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#1    JJ50


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:33 AM

What does 'spiritual mean to you?

I have never felt anything which I could describe as 'spiritual', even when I was going through the motions of being a 'born again' Christian as a young person.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:49 PM

I'll bite. 'Spiritual' means adding some feature to the material universe wholly out of one's imagination.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:14 PM

View PostJJ50, on 05 June 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

What does 'spiritual mean to you?

I have never felt anything which I could describe as 'spiritual', even when I was going through the motions of being a 'born again' Christian as a young person.

You can be a spiritual person without feeling spiritual.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:48 PM

I'll bite as well, just for the heck of it.... ;)

Spirituality has two aspects to it, 1st it is a multidimensional feature of our universe, ie, the spiritual realm is a higher or different  dimension than the traditional space-time continuum observes. Although it is still part of the creation of the universe.

The 2nd point is that all self aware beings can tap into this realm because part of their being is connected to it by an element that is also multidimensional. The human spirit is a part of the multidimensional realm in substance.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:58 PM

Art and music can have a spiritual component in its ability to convey a sensation or feeling of connection to not only the creator (of the piece) but also to the rest of humanity.

I think that feeling of being connected to everyone or everything by something akin to emotional wavelengths is the best way to describe my idea of what spirituality is.

But I am an artist so I may be biased ;)

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:52 PM

I've yet to encounter one thing which wasn't spiritual... thought form action deed word object whatever

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