The Dalai Lama once joked: "While the West was busy exploring outer space, the East was busy exploring inner space".
Regardless of the veracity of this, it does seem that for contemporary western societies, silence and stillness are an exception, not the rule.
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Spirituality is a framework for understanding the world. It enables people to make sense of that which, for them, science and religion fail to address: religion because it's outdated and out of touch with scientific progress, science because it's incapable to answer some of life's most crucial questions (of purpose, meaning and value).
It means acting wisely in the world by first reaching a high level of self-knowledge.
This is acquired through meditation, self-reflection, and psychotherapy and leads one to become more sensitive to the emotions of others, and even to one’s surrounding environments.
In Canada, millennials are ditching orthodox religions and embracing spirituality. There is a distinct movement towards spirituality, and it is led by the young crowd.
SBNRs don’t look at old books or doctrines for guidance, but look within themselves. They connect with their true self and find the answers inside.
The term spirituality has one of two connotations: One is a classic religious one; the other is inspired by New Age Culture. Both categories embody spirituality better than cold, hard reason.
In a broad sense, both categories seem to move away from a world of science and reason.
Whether it’s the ‘food porn’ pics on Instagram or the way food is packaged or marketed, the foodie frenzy shows no sign of stopping.
The ‘Foodie’ culture, which originated from the Boomers generation, has found new glory among millennials, armed with high-powered smartphone cameras, itching to capture what’s on the plate before it disappears.
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