The only type of spirituality that is actually relevant, is a understanding of natural processes and the natural order of the universe, to give it annoying venacular. The way natural laws work, gravity, the way the world actually works: God is in the laws of Nature and nothing more.
I believe that a true spiritual awakening will be when people start to realize that they have to begin to work together, they have to share their resources. They have to begin to understand that they live off of this planet, that they get their light from the sun, that there are energy sources that are natural and abundant, that could be made available to all; that we share everything, and we work together, because that’s what the system demands. The Earth demands this. The species demands this for our survival. And that will be a spiritual awakening, if you want to give it that type of term.
“Plants and animals—perhaps even minerals and inanimate objects—are in partnership with humans. Moreover, they, not us, are the senior partners, as a result of their experience and their perfection. Plants, especially the psychoactive vines and fungi, have a great deal to teach humanity. In fact, if humanity hopes to evolve rapidly enough to keep philosophically apace with its technological advances, the expeditious and postverbal insights provided by psychotropic vegetation might well be its only salvation. In any case, the welfare and wishes of the inhuman must be taken into consideration by any civilization with legitimate chances for survival, although the issue is not merely pragmatic but moral and aesthetic. Humanity is a function of nature. It cannot, therefore, live separately from nature except in a self-deceiving masquerade. It cannot live in opposition to nature except in a schizophrenic crime. And it cannot blind itself to the wonders of nature without mutating into something too monstrous to love.”—Tom Robbins (via elige)