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Spirituality is a broad concept with various meanings and perceptions, with the most widely agreed upon definition concerning the quality ofrelating to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature”, originating from the Latin spiritualis, from spiritus ” (of breathing, of the spirit”) c.1300. The basic philosophy of spirituality stems from the following understanding of the term, “Human Being”, often referenced by spiritual teachers with the phrase, “I Am”, to differentiate between ego and soul:

Human: external identification with body, thought and emotion (I/ego)
Being: conscious awareness in the present moment (Am/spirit)

The foundation for spirituality is derived not from the addition of anything, but from the removal of ego and worldy identification with thoughts, emotions, events and interactions in order to connect deeply with the underlying oneness of spirit, often through the means of meditation, mindful breathing and awareness of consciousness in the present moment, and serves as the root of all spiritual understanding and growth.

“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.” -Eckhart Tolle

I consider myself to be a highly spiritual person, meaning simply that I am aware of myself as the infinite Being in each present moment, separate from my external form. However, I embrace the belief that we all come from and return to the same energy source of the Universe, and that it is up to us to make most out of each moment. This spiritual enlightenment and present mindfulness has been the key to peace in my journey of self-discovery, meaningful purpose, and simple joys in life.

“She was a free-spirit, an alive and flaming energy, a pure and enlightened soul. Wise, passionate, and genuine, she was a hippie at heart, a true lover of life.”

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