Are you a spiritual person?
Are you a religious person?
At one time in our culture, I don’t think anyone would accept that you can answer each of those questions differently. If you are spiritual, surely, you are religious. Or, if you are religious, surely, you have to be spiritual?
So many people in our communities have spiritual lives that may exist outside of a church or some other formalized institution. Spirituality can be a simple thing after all – finding connection with nature, spending time with the homeless at a local shelter, resting for an hour of silence in the corner of one’s home, hiking a long trail, digging up a flower bed in one’s backyard, cooking a big meal for family or friends, watching a moving film, and so on. All human beings are spiritual in one way or another, even if it doesn’t come with a sacred text, rules, or regular schedule.
For me, my spiritual life is connected to the time I spend with my family and time I spend with my imagination – reading books, watching movies, and playing games. I also deeply connect to God through music. Not only am I fed on a personal level, but I find my everyday spirituality strengthened and broadened from some of these activities.
How do you feed your spirituality? How do you connect the Holy in your life?
This Sunday, we close out our balance series by exploring our relationship with God as something that is part of our intricate balancing act in our lives. Join us!