Spirituality Definition Essay

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Humanity appears in people’s conversation a lot. However, rarely is spirituality mentioned. We know that spirituality is the core of the humanity that gets lost more often. I am wondering whether this is because we are so driven by the social and cultural acceptance which reluctants to talk about spirituality. Many people including me often think spirituality is the job for very special people such as the famous spiritual leaders. Although everyone may have their own interpretation and definition about spirituality, I was surprised to find out my classmates are highly in agreement. We agreed that spirituality covers pure, authentic, transcendent, personal, connection etc. People who are truly spiritual for me are those who have peace with nature …show more content…
We have no time taking care of our inner needs. We were told the sky is our limit and we can achieve anything by hard work. We cannot afford failures and rejections because we need to be successful to survive. We lose tolerance for people who are different from us because we don’t have time to know them better. We chase for something super and extraordinary in our lives even though we do not really know what those things are. We have no satisfaction with our current lives and make efforts to change them to better ones. We love to be busy and feel useful. We ,however, face our challenges and limits all the time. We have no time to reflect on “are these what we are inspired to do for my life?” As a human, the meaning of our existence is a fundamental question keeps coming back to us. “ Why am I here? “ “What mission is my sojourner trip” “ What’s the relationship am I supposed to be with others and the environment? ” “Humanity is not a disease that needs to be cured or a state of deficiency from which we need to escape. The spiritual journey is not intended to make us into angels, cherubim, seraphim, gods, or some other form of spiritual beings. It is intended to help us become all that we, as humans, can be. ” …show more content…
As Buffett commented “ If I 'd been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I was lucky enough to be born in a time and place where society values my talent.” This recognition gave him the courage to share the world with his wealth. This gratitude is highly desired. Some people might argue how easy to be a generous person if you are wealthy. But think about mother Teresa, she gave the world all her heart. That’s another kind of gratitude lacking in the society. Doing charity does not necessarily qualify us as sincerely spiritual because our motivation may be achieving personal fame instead of genuinely helping people out. Worst of all, we might even have the pride inside us to look down on those who need our help. “Everyone loves those who love them in return.” (grace, 2009, P4) There is a difference between genuine compassion and “do-gooderism” , “True benevolence is felt directly by the heart; it transcends any egoistic accounting of our apparently good actions. Because compassion is a state of mind or of heart, it cannot be measured by a person’s outward behaviors” (Ladner, 2004,

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