I grew up with science and sort of avoided spirituality. I liked facts, systems, organization, explanations, prediction and control. I used to think of spirituality as “out-there” stuff…and to be honest, I didn’t think much more than that. I didn’t even let myself explore the concept.
Then I had kids, and I couldn’t quite grasp how everything about pregnancy and childbirth could happen without a higher source of power.
Once I started exploring spirituality, I started snubbing science. In my mind, science became to narrow minded, controlled, fixed and “masculine”.
But why does it have to be one or the other.
Spirituality is a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves and a way to explore the meaning of life. I’m not talking about religion, instead I’m talking about a universal human experience—something that touches us all.
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.
I’m starting to think science is our mind’s way of dealing with spirituality. Maybe, just like our brains, science is a way to organize, store and connect information gathered from around us, while spirituality is the source of all that information.
Whatever the “truth” is, exploring both science and spirituality has expanded my perspectives of this world, which has ultimately made me feel so alive! It has made me grow, expand and enjoy.
What do you believe about science?
What do you think about spirituality?
With love and compassion,