Defining Spirituality

“Spirituality”?!  Is that science?

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.


When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual…


The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”


—Carl Sagan

I use the words “spiritual” and “spirituality” the way Carl Sagan did, to refer to the experience of taking something to heart and finding it is deeply meaningful. If it profoundly enriches my life at an emotional level, and invites me into contemplation, wonder, and reverence, then it’s part of my spirituality. 


Whether you identify as spiritual, religious, both, or neither, I invite you to consider the profound meaningful insights offered by physical reality as science describes it. This work is about incorporating them into your existing world-view, and seeing where that leads. 

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted… never treat life casually.


To be spiritual is to be amazed.”


—Abraham Joshua Heschel