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Spirituality/Religion

What one finds around the rising of the depths is that people everywhere are finding the need to tap into sources of reality...we are speaking of spirituality, not religion per se. We are living in a time of dire necessity that we need a sense of continuation, a sacred path and to see life in all its parts in our own realities, our own beings. There is a rising tide of spirituality, not seen since 600 BCE.  We have had Buddha, Confucius, Plato and so on but what we have now is democratisation of this spiritual intelligence.  Without the spiritual practices from all over the world and all the other times of spiritual exploration, we wouldn't have methods of spiritual that allow us to tap into our spiritual existence, ideas, creativity...and sense that above all, we are one with the one, we are larger, we are that great intersection between biology and cosmology.  All around the world we are coming to see this. - Dr Jean Houston

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons - we cease to grow' - Anais Nin

Spirituality is a way of living. It is an attitude, a motivation, a feeling practiced and a practiced feeling. It points to the recurrence as well as the deepening that comes with a process of valuation, recurrent integration, and sustained conviction.  Spirituality is not the end or purpose of living, the goal for which one lives.  It is a manner, a style, process or method by which one lives in light of the goal. It is the stuff of character by which one creates character.

We know that religion brings both peace and war, and is a force for both good and ill.  There are many religions.  Half of the world's population follow Christianity or Islam. Religion plays one of the most integral roles in the present planet and, even for those who have no religious belief, it's hard to imagine life without it.

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