What is spirituality? A friend recently asked me this and, in spite of decades of reading and writing about the topic, I found myself fumbling with a Justice Potter Stewart-style “I know it when I feel it” answer.
My friend had a ready answer and listed off three or four characteristics of a spiritual experience. His answer was only partially satisfactory to me. So I sat down to give this some thought and here’s what I came up with me.
This is not intended to be authoritative or prescriptive for anyone. This is simply a description of the kind of experiences that I have which I call “spiritual”.