Definition Of Spirituality

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Spirituality can have many different definitions, depending on who is asked. It can be something as simple as looking for a higher meaning to life, or something so complex that one can base their beliefs, religion and overall life around it. There are several different ways to express one's spirituality; rituals, songs, dances, stories, and writings are all common methods of expression. Spirituality can be found in almost anything. Finding spirituality in something can make someone feel enlightened and bring strong emotion and deep feeling. In some cases, people would be willing to sacrifice nearly anything to help maintain the integrity of what they find to be spiritual. The earth is found in many cultures to be regarded as highly …show more content…
Williams had purchased 5 neighboring lots in the late 1960's and early 1970's. After witnessing litter on her lots day in and day out, neighbors destroying land, cutting trees and bushes to make room for their houses and dead wild life on the road, she decided to enclose her lots with a large cement block wall. She could not understand people's attitudes towards the land, how somebody could destroy something as beautiful as a tree, a home to living creatures, for their own profit. How somebody could be so careless as to throw their garbage on the ground or drive right past a deceased animal just did not make sense to her. With her new wall enclosing her lots, she created a sort of sanctuary for plants and animals. It was when it was eventually time for her to move on and sell her lots that she had to make a large financial sacrifice. Williams' sold her land for $200 000 less than what she could have had she not made the new buyers sign a contract stating that the land was never to be subdivided, there was never to be more than one cottage and one house built on the lots, and the south side of the property was to be left in its natural state. Knowing that the land she loved so much was going to be preserved forever meant more to her than any amount of money. Although Williams may not have prayed to nature, looked at it as a higher being, or anything of the sort, there is plenty of evidence in her