Spirituality – a Definition of Hope

Originally posted  at My Life Class, December 4, 2011 (Modified)

I watch Super Soul Sunday on the OWN network in snippets.  There is never a three-hour time that I am prepared to watch television unless I’m ill, and I’m not wishing for that. The program is recorded and it became a bright spot in my day while I am eating my lunch or taking a breather.

The Reverend Ed Bacon’s definition of spirituality is exciting to me. When I search for his philosophies online, I find that he has defined it in many ways that are meaningful to me.  And in response to Oprah’s request for him to define it, he said,  that to him, spirituality is the experience of basking in such unconditional love that it causes us to love others.

This is wonderful!

I’ve been thinking so much of unconditional love…that it is unbreakable.  It perfectly fits the concept of God’s love as I have come to believe in it.*  Yet before I heard him speak, I have always thought of such love as what I feel for my children and grandchildren. I seldom take it further than that. Cannot all other love fade away?

It sparks such hope in me that I can change my corner of the world.  If I can become confident that by being born, I am worthy of love. If I can expand my consciousness with all that brings me close to the spirit within me. If I can keep my heart and soul fixed on the such love and worthiness, there will be nothing that will constrict my heart into a fist that holds love from those around me.

Feeling loved becomes a reason in itself to spread love around.  Such strong energy will radiate to infinity.


*Romans 8:38 and 39

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God…”

The Student

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