Philosophical Questions {153} ~ How Would You Explain Spirituality To A Child?

It is very difficult to put into words what ‘spirituality’ actually is because it is a very personal experience. It differs from person to person, and often spirituality changes within people during their lifetime. Spirituality is not the same as having a religion or faith; a person can be spiritual without having a particular faith. Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves. Spirituality is about a connection to divinity and an unseen intelligence weaving creation.

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19 thoughts on “Philosophical Questions {153} ~ How Would You Explain Spirituality To A Child?”

  1. A child has to be taught to pretend that he/she is the Prince or Princess. I observe that every little one is inborn with this idea that the realisation of he/she is at the throne. I believe here the imagination of this concept triggers the idea that “I am God” take it’s roots.

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  2. I believe that children must be nurtured with a curious blend of mind because curiosity pave towards exploration skills. We know how mothers get tired of a child’s questions. It is this curiosity which is responsible for the increase of human knowledge. That’s when we have the fundamental questions raised by our intellect. As the children grow up, due to other priorities their questions are pushed aside. Spirituality is about seeing the order in a problem. Just like a child calming down on hearing the mom’s sweet voice. Such is the grace of the guru. Thus it is purely one’s own responsibility, one’s own karma, which is responsible for what one faces in life. Similarly, it is one’s own present karma which shall play a role in deciding the future, whether it is for a child or the self.

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  3. An excellent question. Honestly, I’m still trying to explain what spirituality is to myself. The question often comes up in workshops and talks, I always tell people it’s more of a perspective on how I live my life that is constantly evolving. I’m not sure it’s one of those concepts I’ll ever be able to explain outside of the usual explanations. I do know that I believe children have that sense of awe in the universe to begin with, but it gets channeled into social and cultural containers.

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    1. Yes, I agree Bryan.. Children have the spark already, they just need the right conditions to blossom. “It’s more of a perspective on how I live my life that is constantly evolving.” ~ Love this. 💙🪐🙏🏻

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  4. Something tells me… regardless of teaching spirituality to a child or adult… it’s not something you can explained… it can only be felt. Perhaps the lesson would be… where that feeling takes you is your path and it’s yours and yours alone to walk.

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  5. As you mentioned, “spirituality” depends on each person’s definition. Thus, how could it be taught without only teaching our definition? A child does not live in the world of concepts and definitions. In fact, a child IS the teacher for any adult looking to grasp what “spirituality” is. That innocence, that spontaneity, that openness to Life, that enjoyment of simplicity IS “spiritual” (in my definition.) Cheers,

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