Morality & spirituality

When someone has morals they practice and know the distinction between right and wrong and good and bad behaviour. It should be something that is instilled in us from an early age and should be part of our moral compass.

Those people who are moral, understand what it means to be politically correct. It’s a question of ethics. Morality refers to personal or cultural values and codes of conduct, how we choose to live, how we choose to conduct ourselves and get the best out of life. I believe it is the most important thing we will ever do.

In our daily lives, it’s important we conduct ourselves appropriately. Being moral is something we can all be and if we’re not, we can certainly learn to be. In principle it’s something we can all have, but not something we will all achieve in our lifetime. We will always be judged on our moral conduct.

Living the moral life is synonymous with spirituality. In a broad sense when I talk about morality I am defining spirituality. Spirituality has everything to do with morality, ethical decisions, our sense of what’s right and wrong, our values, compassion and tolerance.

Morality is everything that spirituality stands for. Being moral allows us to live honestly and purely in a world that often forgets. Moral living and spirituality are very closely intertwined.

Being moral keeps us grounded as individuals. Keeping morality close to us, in the hub of everyday life will serve to remind us that morality and spirituality can pave the way for us to remain happy and content and at peace.

Being moral and spiritual also helps us to stay grounded and is something we should all practice. Morality and spirituality makes us better people. It’s right.

8 May, 2016

4 thoughts on “Morality & spirituality

  1. My moral compass was damaged by a childhood of emotional abuse and neglect, specifically designed to do just that and bend my will to theirs!

    The only reason I actually had one, was because I chose to since my parents weren’t setting a very good example for us. They were living like they didn’t understand the rules and the fact that they did have children who depended on them.

    My Father would have made a good used car salesman and my mother should have worked for the CIA with her brainwashing capabilities. They tried force feeding us religion which is supposed to provide you with a moral compass, but only served for us to loathe and despise it!

    Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell and spirituality is for those who have already been there! In church they made it seem like if you committed even one sin, you would be going to hell, so what does that really teach anyone, other than you’re screwed no matter what?

    I learned more about what was right and wrong from reading books about King Arthur and comic books, than I ever did from reading the Bible. My moral compass was the only thing that kept from going too far off the rails and becoming a serial killer, which was where I was headed.

    My demons may have won a lot of the battles, but that doesn’t mean I gave up on the war! It’s one day at a time, now.

    1. Thanks Randy. I am so pleased that your moral compass kept you grounded in your life where you had chaos. I know that without spirituality I would have been totally lost and for a finite time I was. Religion although good for some people, doesn’t work for everyone and from what I know doesn’t really seem to incorporate spiritual values and morality, in the same way.

      It’s always important to have beliefs that we can incorporate into our every day lives, but we cannot live in harmony without morality and spirituality. I believe both of those things make us better people.

  2. No one really sees what a person brings into this world from the other side. That’s why I think goodness resides in the hearts of people who inhale and exhale morality naturally, as opposed to those who need to learn it from a book.

    I know we’re all alive in the physical sense, but spiritually many of us are way past dead; perhaps some people were just born that way.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, I think some of us are intuitive than others, but believe we’re all capable of being better people, regardless of whether we’re intuitive or not.

      Morality is something we’re taught or should be taught in childhood by our parents, but that’s not a given, but still believe without that we can practice better disciplines if we choose to.

      I agree with you that goodness resides in the heart of people who inhale and exhale morality, but believe we’re all capable. The world would be a much nicer place to live if we all practised these disciplines.

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