Merging Spirituality and Science
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
You may be a scholar that separates science and spirituality, but have you ever considered that science could be thought of as a form of spirituality, and spirituality could be thought of as a science. The key is to define the terms science and spirituality in a way so that they can be perceived as being a matching set of interrelated disciplines. By doing this, you can pursue paths that may lead to more discoveries.
So let us examine various definitions of the word spirituality because most people have similar definitions for the word science.
Spirituality is often thought of as the essential element of existence that is related to the eternal soul. It is also associated with a type of vital energy that is essential to life. Some define the spirit as the soul, and some separate these words into two different concepts. Others define spirituality as being religious in nature while others claim that they are spiritual but not religious (the word religion is also associated with a large multiplicity of meanings).
Therefore, it might be prudent to think of spirit as an essence that does not exist on an atomic level. Of course, there are many who might disagree with this notion as well.
Thus, for the purposes of this article, spirituality will be considered to be within the realms of reality that cannot be measured by physics but can still be studied on a scientific level. Thus, we can now establish many different types of links between science and spirituality.
Science attempts to discover new things that have yet to be explained, and spirituality seeks to answer questions about things that exist in realms that often seem to be unfathomable if approached in certain ways. Thus, we have both spirituality and science seeking to answer questions about the unknown. This pursuit of knowledge makes science and spirituality similar in nature and reinforces the idea that the two concepts are two terms are related.
Therefore, it would seem logical that we focus on the creative process itself so that new discoveries in art, spirituality, and science can be found.
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Copyright 2018 by Lee Fitzsimmons