Modern spirituality is known to many people today with reference to the spiritual practices of yoga and meditation and the related non-faith-based teachings of mindfulness.  Our understanding of spirituality is no longer connected to traditional religion and we understand it as referring to that part of us that energises and inspires us in a way that cannot be understood or explained by science and reason alone.

We may be interested in speculating on the existence of a soul which is eternal, and that there is perhaps a divine source from which we came and to which we will return, and we may recognise that it is our spiritual nature that links us to a divine source, as it links us to other people, to other living beings – and even to non-living beings.

But even if we are not interested in philosophical speculation, we can develop our spirituality and our sense of connection through meditation, prayer, sacred song and dance, creative activities, and the practice of mindfulness.