S P I R I T U A L I T Y
a future evolutionary step for homo sapiens sapiens
will be one of conscious enlightenment
the understanding of the commoness and interconnectedness of religion (or anything) is spirituality. the feeling we get knowing and understanding that over thousands of years many people and many cultures have said this prayer or performed this ritual is spirituality. 20031122
spir·i·tu·al·i·ty Date: 15th century 4 : the quality or state of being spiritual
spir·i·tu·al Middle English, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French spirituel, from Late Latin spiritualis, from Latin, of breathing, of wind, from spiritus Date: 14th century 1 : of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit
2spiritual Date: 1582 1 plural : things of a spiritual, ecclesiastical, or religious nature 2 : a religious song usually of a deeply emotional character that was developed especially among blacks in the southern U.S.
spir·i·tu·al·ism Date: 1796 1 : the view that spirit is a prime element of reality 2 a : a belief that spirits of the dead communicate with the living usually through a medium b capitalized : a movement comprising religious organizations emphasizing spiritualism
1spir·it Middle English, from Old French or Latin; Old French, from Latin spiritus, literally, breath, from spirare to blow, breathe Date: 13th century 1 : an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms 4 : the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person
our spirituality will come from knowing we are accomplishing our goal. that feeling we get cause we know we are individuals working towards a bigger good. spiritual freedom will come in knowing and understanding our place in the universe and our impact on it. spirituality is the awareness of an individuals knowledge of his impact on the universe and the ultimate reality. that sense of teamwork, that feeling we get accomplishing something as a team but on global universe big scales. thus driving the internal energy of an individual. energizing the brain to stimulate the body to heighten its senses.spirituality is a sense of connectedness to something. this sense gives the body a good feeling. as if an excitement from anticipation. that feeling a person gets when the body knows good things are to come.this sense of connectedness will come from understanding the intra- connectedness of man, and man’s interdependence on all life and the universe.
spirituality may be the as yet undiscovered connections that living creatures have with each other. once a “sense” is discovered, described and understood it is no longer considered spiritual.
we have connections and can interpret or sense energies we cannot describe yet. one of these might have been the sense of rhythm. (and/or the feeling you get from hearing music or seeing someone else dance.) maybe once that “sense” was considered spiritual (hundreds or thousands of years ago) and that is came from a god or god. but now since we have explained and understand this sense, we dont consider it so spiritual.
but it all comes down to a sense of feelings produced by the brain for the body. that is the best and most human beings as we are now can have; what we feel.
(until we can tap undiscovered energies and manipulate matter in different ways. like if we could think and produce matter. or better yet, if thought could produce any kind of a physical energy (no matter how small) or influence matter (even if its only one atom). until our thoughts and feelings can manipulate things external to us, what we feel is the best and most a human can have. now i think im getting into metaphysics.)
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thats why maybe only humans have spirituality. because we are the only lifeforms on earth who have the consciousness to recognize this interconnectedness. recognize it and get a good feeling from it. other animals act out this connectedness in their social groups and depending on their groups, but they do not have the capability to be aware of this sense and then get a “good” feeling from it. that good feeling is a sense of safety that evolved with us as long as we were us. safety is a major concern and critically important in the success of an individual and his species. 20031214
from daily 11-16-01 (to be edited)
maybe its the blindly following a man thats been dead for 2000 years that irritates me. total devotuion and giving total credit for everything to a myth in which there is absolutley no proof or evidence. maybe its this blind unconditional devoution and belief in something that is not real, and then trying to spread that idea. (i am about data, information and science so believing in non-information and mis-information is a “sin” in my philosophy. just as is lieing. so as im typing this i think im realizing why im so irritated!!)
believing in and giving credit for the world and everything in it to something that doesnt exist. crediting a non existing entity for something we and the hominids that came before us are responsible for. why is it hard for humans to believe that we are responsible for love and understanding? that we ourselves are responsible for our survival, and it is and was not by the grace of a god in the sky. the bible-wavers take the accomplishments of humanity and credit it to something that doesnt exist!!! most western religions even go on to say that
man is flawed, evil and without worth. this is simply not true.
im getting excited. i feel like im getting to the basic core problem with religion. it erases the accomplishments of humanity. thats low self esteem on a macro level!! generation upon generation told they are bad and worthless. that everything good comes from god. that man is bad. all through my childhood i went to church and heard people thank god for everything in their lives, even waking them up that morning. man strips himself of all power and accomplishemnt!!!! this is not a lie cause the people preaching this truly believe it. this is the distribution of mis-information on the grandest scale.
the above is a severe detriment to human spirituality. this limits us in our understanding or our place and significance. we need to got beyond god and know we are crucially responsible for our success, not god. we need to do the things we believe god will do for us. we need to adjust our thinking so that to future generations this understanding is inherent. once deeply ingrained in us we will be a more capable species. also falsely believing (without any evidence) in life after death hinders our understanding of how important this life on earth really is. 20031214