Many people think that being ‘spiritual’ is all to do with the act of doing. Going to church, chanting prayers, showing that you are ‘spiritual’. I feel that spirituality has more to do with being than doing. Anyone can do spirituality, but it’s what you say and do every day that counts. If you go to the temple once every week and act with brutish intent, then that’s not spiritual. That’s merely an attempt to alleviate your guilt about the acts that you perform. What’s the point of going to a religious building once a week when you end up acting like an ass? Spirituality shouldn’t be a show. It’s an inward journey, and an inward journey can’t be necessarily seen in the external world. People should ‘know’ spirituality because they recognise it for the true wisdom that it is. You don’t need to ‘do’ spiritual. You just are spiritual. If you show compassion for others and the world around you. That’s spiritual. If you try to understand others as much as you try to understand yourself. Then that’s spiritual. If you are willing to stand up for what is right and good. That’s spiritual. If you look on every moment in life as important. Then that’s spiritual. Spirituality shouldn’t be a massive rant about your beliefs, truths and values. It should be an attempt to make the world a better place. By changing yourself and the way you look at life you can truly make changes to the whole world.
“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love, compassion, intuition, focused attention, creativity and insight.” Deepak Chopra