Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Defining “Spirituality” is extremely difficult. I am not sure that any one definition could do it justice. I am also sure that my definition will be constantly changing (developing, evolving).

These are just a few of the definitions that come close for me:

Ø [Spirituality] is the self-transcending character of all human persons, and everything that pertains to it, including, most importantly, the ways in which that perhaps infinitely malleable character is realised concretely in everyday life situations.
(Richard Woods, Christian Spirituality, p. 9.)

Ø The Quest for Meaning and Purpose (in Life).
(A working definition by Steven Lottering)

Ø Searching for the sacred within the precincts of the ordinary.
(Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spiritual Literacy, p. 28.)

Ø The journey towards wholeness
(Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spiritual Literacy, p. 29.)

Ø "Its mans quest, desire, and attempt to fully understand their potential in life, and their desire to reach their potential, thus fulfilling their reason for being alive." – DrD

What say you?