The late French Jesuit priest and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin commented that, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
When we understand the truth of that realization, a new world of meaning emerges. Trust in a beneficent spiritual reality with which we can cooperate enhances health, mood, and our capacity for what Plato called goodness. In this section you can access information on what spirituality is, how it differs from religion, what a mature spirituality looks like, and how you can use your soul's compass to guide you on a path where the inner and the outer become one—where your personal spiritual evolution and purpose in life converge. When that happens, the answers to the two perennial questions, Who am I? and Why am I here? become one and the same. In the words of Ram Dass, that answer is "to love, serve and remember."