A reinvention is happening in man’s search for meaning. While the core of a spiritual quest remains the same—meaning, identity, purpose, happiness, community—everything else has changed.
Churchgoing, after centuries of being a primary source of spiritual guidance and practice, for many is no longer satisfying. Previously set-apart spiritual teachings are now accessible at the click of a mouse and finding a new following.
Meditation and mindfulness programs are appearing in offices, schools and hospitals. The porous nature of the mind-body connection has entered mainstream medical research and practice.
Ideas such as “Oneness” dismissed a few decades ago as New Age pablum are being rediscovered in a new light. The trade-off between spirituality versus professional accomplishment and wealth no longer applies.
The formerly opposite worlds of the sacred quest and the secular are integrating, irrevocably changing both.