Spiritual places abound in NYC. Apart from sites in which people worship according to their beliefs, there are also galleries and museums where artworks speak to the human condition; institutions that teach methods for conscious evolution; and natural settings that reach us through their beauty and call to peace.
We enter a spiritual place for renewal; a change in consciousness; a movement from separation to connection, from stress to peace, from fear to love. Such a place quiets the mind, opens the heart, and brings us closer to our true nature.
By "spiritual", I'm not focusing on religious teachings. Rather, I mean (for example):
- Moments in which you feel connected to something greater than yourself
- Situations in which your perception shifts and you feel you are experiencing the world differently and perhaps more deeply or with greater awareness or even with a sense of knowledge or wisdom
- Awakening moments in which you feel jolted out of the ordinary and left different from the experience
- Moments of heart opening with compassion for a stranger you witness struggling in some way or a stranger you see as like yourself however different the outer appearance
For some examples, see http://www.amazon.com/dp/1605201545/ref=rdr_ext_tmb for a book of spiritual places in NY (look inside, at the table of contents)
Let's talk about the spiritual places we've found in NYC!