Do you sometimes feel as though you're wandering aimlessly in life with no clear sense of direction? Do you wonder what is your purpose? What is the very meaning of life? Perhaps you feel lost, but are you truly lost or are you merely lost in thought?
There is so much mystery and misunderstanding around the words “spiritual” and “spirituality”, and I was going to make an attempt to clarify what it is we're talking about here. But as I sat down to write, over and over again, I found it to be a very difficult task. Our language is often limited … Continue reading What is Spirituality?
We all have that feeling from time to time that whatever we’re doing, wherever we are in life, that there is this underlying sense of emptiness, as if something is missing. And no matter what we do, we never feel quite satisfied. We try to fill that void with experiences and material acquisitions, but nothing … Continue reading Feeling the Void Within
Attachment comes in many forms. We can be attached to people or objects, to a job or social identity, even to an idea or belief. We have all kinds of attachments, some strong and others more subtle. And we’re often unaware of how strong our attachments are until we lose something or face the threat … Continue reading Letting Go of Attachment
Calling oneself a “Spiritual Freethinker” might seem a contradiction in terms, since “freethought” is generally equated with Atheism. In fact, I was once declined membership into a “Freethought” organization because on the application I answered “yes” to the question, “Do you believe in a supernatural being (i.e. ‘God’)?” I was actually quite surprised by this. … Continue reading The Spiritual Freethinker