“Spirituality implies any number of diverse drives to know, enrich, and express our inner life. While religion is our particular, potentially fixed system of beliefs (with all its special rites, language, membership, and worldview), spirituality is soft, unfixed, and potentially embarrassing. After all, how would you describe your spirit? What words do you use to speak about the ineffable core of your creative or virtuous self, you mystical feelings, or that subtle sense of sacredness that drives your quest for goodness, for meaning, or sacrifice for family?
Spirituality is an intelligence in its own right. Much like musical ability, which gives us an ear for melodies others may not hear, spiritual acuity lets us love, forgive, or see our next steps. Our journey from a fearful life to a bold, loving, and contributive one depends largely on spiritual talent. This invites our faith. Without connecting to our healthiest, positive inner drives, we cannot even conceive of the extent to which our own talents might fulfill us.”
Marsha Sinetar in “To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love”
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