Monday, October 23, 2006

what does spiritual mean?

what does the word spiritual mean to you........?

i read somewhere the definition of spiritual was "of the spirit." well, thanks webster for that wee tautology. saved you the bother of thinking, didn`t it?

to me, spiritual means feelings. the experience of sensation in reaction to things. blue herons for instance........or the date i had on saturday with the incredibly beautiful west indian girl. or the knowledge that i`m a dynamic part of everything else that is occuring here.

spiritual means that we are a part of this abundance called consciousness that goes on forever, everywhere. with or with out us. now and forever. we can`t stop it if we try........though there are those who manage to cut themselves off from it and sit with thier arms folded in some protest against those who do........


and what`s that all about?

spiritual?

6 comments:

Yves said...

There is no problem with this idea of spiritual as you have expressed it. The problems come from everyone's attempt to hijack our feelings in order to influence us. Religion, politics, advertising and the tangled web of civilisation try to hijack our feelings, just as pornography tries to hitch a ride on our sexuality.

dr.alistair said...

well, that`s the media`s maiin job.......to deliver the automaton`s program for the day. that`s why i suggest to my clients that they do as much as they can to cut media out of thier life. then, of course, they have the opportunity to install new scripts.

dr.alistair said...

pornography hijacking. interesting comment. media does hijack our true feelings and turn them into images that can be cut-and-pasted together for fun and noncommital pleasure.

anu said...

To me spirituality is joy, (childlike) innocence and lots of smiles.

anu said...

Nice profile pic, Dr. Black and white pictures look so classy.

dr.alistair said...

thanks for directly responding to the posting anu. i am begining a larger study of what people feel thier spirituality is. i will be putting a questionaire together and really finding out where people get thier ideas about spirituality from and what paths are being walked.
and yes, i like the black-and-white format too. the photo is a part of a set done for my new website and promotional material which will be up in the next few weeks.