The present writer does not wish to portray the following matter as a complaint, but rather as an area in which we as humans in this day and age (2020) can grow, bringing more life into life, rather than furthering certain destructive and alienating tendencies that seem to exist.
The matter in question is what we generally call experience and our relationship to it. To elaborate further, first we’ll take a look at what exactly we are calling “experience” here:
The one thing that stood out to me the most when I recently read Ken Wilber’s “The Atman Project”, was the way he described the process of growth in terms of Eros and Thanatos and how it was just opposite of what I had imagined. So let’s recap for a moment:
In the following paragraphs I will try to convey to you a meaning of the term spirit (and spirituality) that perhaps is a bit different than the idea you have in mind. My hope is to leave my readers with the sense that spirituality is not a new-age, hippie thing that requires incense, crystals, tie-die shirts or using the word namaste in every second phrase. Instead I believe it is a fundamental characteristic of our existence and thus accessible to everyone and of meaning to everyone.