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so probably not. I don't believe in the supernatural anyway.
I'll occasionaly look at the cover and say 'funny monkey', but it never goes in.
i would still dance to 'day before yesterdays man' though
to sleep with me
"I'm spiritual but not religious".
which basically translates as "I believe in a load of vague undefined bollocks in a desperate bid to convince myself I'm a 'deep and interesting' person".
But i'm not sure I agree. It is sometimes meant as I don't believe in a god or organised religion, but I do still have certain set of beliefs/moral codes
"Vague undefined bollocks"
But what about people who feel an affinty with the natural world - and actually act upon preserving it? (I'm not talking about the kind of hippies you see at Glastonbury who with one swoop of the hand will say they are spiritually connected to the earth and then with the next throw their macdonalds carton on the floor)
That's good but it doesn't make them spiritual.
but seeing as I don't have any "spiritual" beliefs i'm not going to argue (any more)
it often just means "have thoughts and feelings and emotions I don't quite understand that may even be somewhat more encompassing than thinking of what I am going to have for dinner".
that relate to a complex web of psychological and emotional factors rather than medical or physiological readings of being alive, yes. I don't necessarily subscribe ideas of there being a spirit/body/mind dichotomy, but I do thing that these elements need to be attended to, and that this can be loosely described as being mindful of 'spiritual' concerns.
i'd be able to explain a whole lot better.
Shine yer shoe?
Sorry, i forgot the magic word.
Where are my manners?
i hate myself
genuinely interested as it is always something I struggle to understand
(and before DK gets on my case I mean the generally understood common usage of the term), but I think it's more in a 'people are more likely to be good to you if you're good to them' and 'you'll get more out of life if you put effort in' way rather than a spiritual way as such. I would never describe myself as a spiritual person.
I've dated two guys who would consider themselves spiritual, and I think both used it as an excuse not to understand normal issues. "That's just not how I see the world" - well that's how it actually IS you stupid fool.
I think when people feel like a good person they have a noticeably more positive presence that makes other people warm to them and want to do things to help them or please them. I definitely get a sense of wanting to do more for some people than others just based on the ... style of interaction they have.
even if they aren't actually particularly nice as demonstrated by their actions? I share that and I think most people do, but I would hope it's not based on any sanctimonious perspective that person has on themselves.
People who even think about being a 'good person' as something to aspire to are off to a good goddamn start.
I once had an ex who really early said quietly "I'm not a very nice person", which I obvs laughed off at the time because she was incredibly hot and interesting. It ended with a heartless cold-out of inhuman proportions. Oops @ me...
but I think that is quite different from believing that you are one. I find self-confidence attractive when it is rooted in self-awareness but very much the opposite if I perceive it to be unfounded.
People will react better to you if you approach things in a certain manner and give out certain vibes yes - not all people for sure, but enough that it makes life a more rewarding and positive experience!
That is as good a way to live as any, but it categorically ISN'T karma dammit! (Sorry, pet hate)
I believe that I will come back to life as a beautiful butterfly. Tragically numbered in days, or so to our human eyes, but fluttering, so delicate, so melancholic, so magnificent, on the breezes of time forever. And this will be our souls forever.
but i'm only in it for the moniez (H)