In this episode of The Unlearning Playground podcast, we sit together for a good & powerful meditation on the topic of spirituality.
I talk about what I find to be the heart of spirituality, what a modern human must unlearn about it, how it actually enhances a person’s self awareness & what is the relation all of this holds to that topic which attracts almost of us (at least the sane ones) – self improvement.
This is a slightly more poetic episode than the usual episodes I have been recording and sharing lately, and as we find out in the video – that has got more to do with the colour of the t-shirt I’m wearing in it!
Let’s dig right in.
I’ll see you in the playground.
Until next time.
|My t-shirt, the wife & the topic for today’s episode
|Spirituality & voodoo rituals
|What really is spirituality?
|Spirituality & self improvement in the modern world
|Why this is especially relevant now
|The essence & parting thoughts
|My poem titled ‘To be spiritual…’
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For a lot of us modern humans, the topic of spirituality is introduced to us from the point of view of rituals, and most of them being voodoo ones to be honest.
And what that does is place us somewhere along this spectrum:
- On one side, some tend to become so overwhelmed and attached to these rituals that they start to define almost all of their identity, and especially what it means to be truly spiritual.
- On the other side, some tend to become so repelled by all the “voodoo” stuff that they start to reject all of spirituality as being just that – the voodoo.
Both of them have a story in their minds.
And both are incomplete.
And both should check out this episode to get a clearer idea of what spirituality is all about.
As usual, in this episode, I do not provide an argument from authority. I merely try to point my listeners towards the limitations of the usual biased narratives they might be holding, and in doing so, direct them towards what’s objectively true – not true for me or true for someone else – but true objectively.
That, for me, is one of the cornerstones of my work here.
That said, I also did something different in this episode. Like I mentioned before, this ended being a slightly more poetic episode than my usual ones, and I ended it with a poem titled ‘To be spiritual …’
Allow me the pleasure of sharing it here with you.
To be spiritual means to be exploring oneself. To be spiritual means to unlearn all those aspects of Life that you thought to be true, but realised later that aren't true really, even if your whole identity depends on them. To be spiritual means to understand that all of Life occurs in the present moment - the past & the future are also arising now. To be spiritual means to go beyond the realm of thoughts - detach from the whirlwind of thoughts that occupy all of our waking lives almost normally. To be spiritual means to see beyond your own biases, opinions and delusions. To be spiritual means to see that a life led only for self-centred pursuits is a limited one. To be spiritual means to love - to love life and to love Life.
If any of this resonates with you, chose this version of spirituality. And yes, it is a matter of choice. Start your spiritual journey with my playlist on Understanding true spirituality, religion & God or hit me up for a one-on-one call.
Until next time.