I think the concept of God is a human creation. There may or may not be an all-knowing all-powerful being, but the Gods we have created, I feel, were created for our own convenience. Nothing wrong with it, just my thought.
Personally, I like to associate God with Nature. People who believe in advaita feel that since we are a part of nature, we are also a manifestation of God. And the purpose of our life is to realize that.
I feel I don’t qualify to write about spirituality, but I want to record my thoughts on this topic now.
The word spiritual, to me, is analogous to inner peace.
When we seek answers to the most important questions of life, we invariably seek the counsel of our spiritual-side, not the analytical-side. We need those answers because we believe that it will lead us towards peace and contentment.
Some people get their answers under a Bodhi Tree, some people get their answers in a Temple, Church or Mosque, some people get their answers inside their house. And a distraught many don’t get their answers at all!
To me, being spiritual is Sustainable-Living. It takes a lot of maturity to realize less is more.
For some reason, I am reminded of a conversation I had with a client a few years back –
Me: Since your daughter is moving to the U.S., I guess you too plan to move there shortly afterwards *grins*
He: (After a small pause) Search for happiness in your mind, not in a place.
So, what does spirituality mean to you?