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Spirituality – Connection to a group and nature

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In my last post, I reflected on my spirituality, mainly in relationship to oneself and another, but I believe that our spirituality is also present in our relationship in a group and with nature. I thought I would share some of my views around this topic with you.

As I said in my last post, in my opinion, spirituality is a connection to the divine and that is a connection to love in its pure essence as I believe the divine is love. Below, you will find what I believe means to connect to the divine essence as part of a group.

Relationships in a group / community – Obviously they include spiritual groups, such as meditation, yoga, tai chi or religious groups that make us connect to the divine essence within, but in my view it is not limited to that. Examples:

  • Musical concerts
  • Dance, drama, creative groups
  • Group chores, such as cleaning a park or refurbishing a house, when done with love
  • Political demonstrations when love is present

 Meditation

Relationship to nature / world – At some point in one’s life, who hasn’t felt a connection to the divine in nature? Animals, plants, oceans, skies, every element of nature seems to follow a magic cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth which marvels ourselves and connects us to the divine love within. Examples:

  • Walking in nature
  • Listening to the ocean
  • Looking after a pet, a tree, a plant
  • Letting the rain wash all your worries as you get wet and curse at your fate

I ended the list with a funny, controversial one. You may disagree with some of the examples that I gave you. However, I believe that each of the examples given, if they come from love, mindfulness and good intentions, they are part of our spirituality. We only need to dare to connect to the divine anywhere we go, in anything we do at all times.

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