Spirituality needs honing because is not always fully understood. For those who are spiritual, but not religious, they reject traditional organised religion.
Religion is about worship, a system of belief, and involves a code of ethics and believing in god. Spirituality is the quality of being spiritual, non-physical spiritual character shown in life, in thought.
Religion is something found. Spirituality is innate, it is in each of us. We encounter spirituality when we wonder and question where the universe comes from; why we are here; what happens when we die and when we think about the cosmos and how our lives fit into that.
Being spiritual, means we focus on the spiritual world as opposed to earthly and physical things. How we are, being decent human beings and what we have to offer as individuals through spirituality, is extremely important.
Spirituality exists where we may struggle with the issue of how our lives fit into the greater cosmos. When our personal values become bigger and more important than our religious values, we are spiritual.
If like me your values include empathy, compassion, tolerance and patience, love and creativity that reveal a power beyond our visible world, you are spiritual. It is something we can all practice.
When you are ready to establish and learn about the powers governing the cosmos and your life, you know you’re on a spiritual path.