Well, reality is sometimes really complicated and what you see is not always what you get, so to speak. I guess before I move out of spirituality, I should have some type of concrete definition of spirituality...right? But, I don't think there is such a precise definition. Spirituality just seems to be everything we can't measure or explain, which is confusing, to say the least.
I get it: spirituality seems to be the hot new thing going around – it's all about high vibrations and magic. However, by distracting ourselves with glitz and glamour of spirituality, are we, intentionally or unintentionally, avoiding some unpleasant realities? I see spirituality being used as an excuse, as an all-purpose potion, for all kinds of ugly and complicated situations, which require a lot of real hard work and not just praying and meditating.
I have found so many plausible and simple explanations for seemingly mysterious things via science, which has made me doubt just about everything in and around spirituality. Now...a scarier question may arise: is spirituality doing more harm than good? Questioning can be frightening, with one question leading to another...eventually leading one into a bottomless pit of doubts and unanswered questions?
I wish things were as simple as it is usually preached in spirituality. But, I am finding reality, without any spiritual explanations, to be so much more complex, open and even loving. Is spirituality just another way we fool, distract and numb ourselves? Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), human brains are not perfect, so we need proper methods of understanding our reality. Otherwise, we may fall prey to illusions, delusions and who-knows-what!
Perhaps it's difficult to see a mirage for what it is until you get really close. Maybe spirituality loses its magic once we feel our pain and learn healthy ways of processing emotions. I do not know. Maybe we need to learn how to stay more open to what's actually possible, instead of sticking to spiritual presumptions. Perhaps the Universe has a sense of humor and in order to become truly spiritual, whatever that means, we need to venture out of spirituality.
Copyright 2016 Simon Benjamin