For the past twelve years or so my husband and I have gone to South Beach in Miami at least a couple of times a year. It’s our place to recharge and reconnect. South Beach is probably best known for its night life and party scene. Also for its great food and drink. And beaches. And “beautiful” bodies. Can one have a spiritual experience in such a flesh-focused place?
To me, it all depends on your intention. I love the phrase “we are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey.” If you agree, the logical step is that connecting to your spirituality can (and should) happen anywhere, anytime.
When I go to South Beach, my intention is to really connect with my main squeeze and revel in each other’s company. To work on our marriage vows and to reacquaint ourselves with what’s really important to us.
So I guess this begs the question: how do you define spirituality? Is it sitting in temple or church? Can it be bigger than that? It’s up to each of us to define for ourselves. I tend to take a big tent view of spirituality. If I’m connecting to my best self and my priorities, and doing so with love and compassion, in my mind that’s part of my spiritual journey.
You can absolutely disagree with me on this. In fact I hope some of you do by adding a comment so we can have a robust discussion! Thoughts?