Spirituality – what does it mean to you? Is it an important feature of your life? How, if at all, does it connect with your concept of the religious? To St Valentine’s Day?

“Being ‘spiritual’ simply means being willing to look into the nature of life, to ask questions and to wonder, and to listen. It also means seeing art everywhere.” (Quang Ho)

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” The Buddha

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) (I found this one copied over & over by popular writers)

“Spirituality is the eternal human yearning to be connected to something larger than our own egos.” (Parker Palmer)

“Spirituality is intensely personal; religion is institutional.” (Dean Hamer)

“Spirituality is any attitude or activity which favors relationship, life, communion, subjectivity, and transcendence, steering towards ever more open horizons. Spirituality is not just thinking of God but feeling God as the chain which passes through all beings, interconnecting them and constituting ourselves and the cosmos.” Leonardo Boff