“An implicit feature of spiritual training is that it allows its adherents to distance themselves from their egos, and thereby from things such as the need for social approval or success. [….] But as a new paper explains, spiritual training may have the opposite effect. Namely, spiritual training might in fact enhance people’s need to feel ‘more successful, more respected or more loved’ […].”
More and more people consider themselves to be “spiritual”. And while few of them can actually pin down this term, many agree with “spiritual” wisdoms and statements that to the unenlightened mind make no sense at all. Like this one, for instance:
An ode to gluten-free diets, transformational retreats and what else is commonly referred to as alternative culture these days.