what is spirituality

What is spirituality exactly? In a world of competing organized religions seeking to acquire volume to their collective flock, an emerging category called spiritual emerged into a more prevalent spotlight during the course of my lifetime.

As I shared, I abandoned Judaism after my bar mitzvah and was looking for answers which I shared yesterday were in these collective thoughts. Does that constitute spirituality? I don’t think so. So, what is spirituality? Is it the kindness that one is able to express to a complete stranger, just because? Is it the ability to walk into a silent forest and feel the overwhelming sense of source? Is it looking into the eyes of your child and wanting to give them every ounce of your love? Is it holding your parent in a warm hug and feeling the appreciation for all that they have brought into your life? Or is it planting a seed as expressed in this quotation above and watching a magical flower emerge over time?

Perhaps it’s none of the above. Perhaps it’s nondescript and words will never quantify or qualify what constitutes spirituality.

Maybe it is the love and the light in everything? Or maybe it is knowing in your heart that you care about things on such a level that you are willing to go far beyond measure to attempt to make things continually better for the generations that will follow. I don’t pretend to have the answer, but there is a great proverb from ancient Greece which says that a wise man plants the seed of a tree under whose shadow he will never rest.

Each and every day I try to find one more reinforcement that my perspectives on reality and spirituality have validity and I work even more diligently to conduct myself in a manner that is befitting of such a quest.

As a boy I marveled at King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable heading out on the quest for the holy Grail. As an adult I find myself on the quest for trying each and every day to become a better human being. I certainly don’t have the answers as to what is spirituality really, but I am enjoying being on the path✨?✨

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is spirituality?

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The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. – Leo Buscaglia

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!