Justin Griffith links to the Spiritual Fitness Program for the Abardeen Proving Grounds, an Army base in Maryland. He quotes this passage, which struck me with exactly the same response that he had to it:
Spirituality is a complex and multidimensional part of the human experience. It has cognitive, experiential and behavior aspects. The cognitive or philosophic aspects include the search for meaning, purpose and truth in life and the beliefs and values by which an individual lives. The experiential and emotional aspects involve feelings of hope, love, connection, inner peace, comfort and support. These are reflected in the quality of an individual’s inner resources, the ability to give and receive spiritual love, and the types of relationships and connections that exist with the self, the community, the environment, and the transcendent (e.g., power greater than self, a value system, God, cosmic consciousness).The behavior aspects of spirituality involve the way a person externally manifests individual spiritual beliefs and inner spiritual state.
I immediately thought of Deepak Chopra, as Justin did. That is exactly the kind of new agey religio-babble that he likes to spew incessantly. It’s absolutely meaningless. It’s a wilted word salad at best.