by: Eric Shapiro
Among some of us who deem ourselves spiritual, the use of the word “spiritual” causes blushing and anxiety. What a pale word it is in the face of what earned spirituality actually provides. No single word, however potent, can tap the pure light and color of a cosmic mindset. The green vistas and pinkish sun rays of such a mind lie beyond the reach of labels and terms.
Ironically, despite my hesitation in applying language to elevated states of consciousness, I reached such states through language itself. To explain: I discovered my “spirituality” through the pure act of writing. Since I’d grown up under the impression that divinity could only be tapped in churches or temples, my own arrival was quite surprising.
As I said, writing is a pure act...