Flourish Health & Wellbeing eMag - Nov21 - Flipbook - Page 84
Spirit and its close cousins ‘spiritual’
and ‘spirituality’ are notoriously
slippery creatures to define.
However, it may be helpful to
suggest that they all somehow
involve a relationship with the
transcendent. I realise in offering
this suggestion that I have in some
ways solved one problem and
created two more because we now
need to understand what we mean
by ‘relationship’ and also what we
mean by ‘transcendent’.
To be transcendent is to be
something that is beyond. In the
context of spirituality this generally
means beyond the self and beyond
the ability for humanity to reliably
measure. From an individual
perspective, it exists beyond our
five natural senses and our bodies.
For some, their transcendence is
external to themselves; for others it
is found within.
Principal Consultant, Converge International