The topic of spirituality came into my life at an early age. The first time I came into contact with it in a more conscious form was when I was seven years old and decided to study different religions, motivated by family disagreements.
My first great discovery was realizing that the topic of spirituality went beyond this or that religion and was actually closely related to the original meaning of the term “religion”:
Religion, from the Latin “religionem”, semantically means to “re connect”, which may well be interpreted as the search of man to reconnect with his internal Self, with those around him and with the Whole, in order to re-establish the balance and connection with everything that’s around him.
This “connection” goes beyond having this or that religion as a path to follow, since it’s based on the plurality and diversity of individuals; in the existence of several possible roads towards development, achieving self-awareness and searching for meaning.
I’ve spent my whole life looking for ways to find this “re connection”. For a long time I thought there would be a specific moment where I’d experience this “re connection” in a grandiose and inexplicable way, almost as if it were an epiphany or specific moment of “enlightenment”.
After 20 years of studying and experiencing this subject, I realized that leading a spiritual life was practically the opposite of what I’d imagined: true spirituality comes from recognizing the greatness of simple things!
When we are fully present in the moment we are living, our sense of connection with ourselves and with the Whole is huge. The perception of balance and connection with everything that’s around us becomes clear and immediate. It is at these moments that we feel satisfied and happy.
I couldn’t possibly have imagined that spirituality could be found in a simple and mundane occurrence, such as being in a bar.
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