I think the more I try to define spirituality for myself, the harder it is to define. It has to do with surrender, I’ve got that much… surrender to a programme (GSA), surrender to the things I cannot change, surrender to life on life’s terms. The end of strife.
Another thing I’ve learned about it is that it’s not always pleasant, or comfortable. I think spirituality can be terribly uncomfortable. In the past I would think of spirituality and expect, or look for, warm fuzzy feelings. When they weren’t there, I would doubt. Does God really exist when I feel like I’m talking into a brass ceiling? What does feeling really have to do with it?
But as Eileen said, spiritual and physical experience are totally linked. Just not in the way I thought they were. I surrender to the programme of GSA and the process is very physical. Or take prayer, if I get on my knees then that’s physical (whether or not emotions follow). Or when I feel the Spirit touch me in every way – emotional, physical, and spiritual – that kind of combined experience is the most profound there is.
We really are a unit, body / mind / soul. It’s such a deep, confusing and unsearchable mystery. I think the more I learn the less I see that I know!