The 10 Biggest Myths About Spirituality, Busted
DALLAS, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ The number of Americans who consider themselves spiritual but not religious continues to rise. Last year, the Pew Research Center indicated that 27 percent of Americans now describe themselves that way, which represents a boost of 8 percent in the last five years. Jos de la Torre has written a book that jibes with that trend, Spiritual Living for Busy People: How to Nourish Your Soul in Today's Hectic World, one he spent 20 years researching.
De la Torre believes more people might identify with the spiritual but non-religious movement if they were disabused of some common myths. In his book, he writes: "The simple fact is, you don't need to meditate for an hour or more each day to live spiritually. You don't need to run off to live in a cave. In fact, you don't need to do anything. We can live spiritually fulfilling lives amidst our busy lives because we are at our core, spiritual beings."
Chief among the myths that he explodes in his book are:
- You have to give away all of your possessions
- You must believe everything is love and light
- You have to believe in God or a creator
- You have to be happy all the time
- You must be aloof or mystical
- You have to believe that evil does not exist
- You have to meditate, day and night
- You must be perfect
- You cannot be special or sexual
Praise for Spiritual Living for Busy People
"Nobody could be too busy to read this book, which couches its reflections in digestible admonitions and reflections that are powerful yet surprisingly easy to access. Spiritual Living for Busy People is highly recommended for both spirituality and philosophy readers who seek to change their lives and perceptions." Midwest Book Review
"Within these nourishing, wise pages, Jos de la Torre guides us to live with purpose in today's hectic society.Spiritual Living for Busy Peopleis gentle heart-truth that satisfies both the logical brain and the mystical heart alike." Dr. Anya Light,author,Opening Love
About the author
Jos de la Torre, who holds a degree in mathematics from Arizona State University, a master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and did a stint in the Peace Corps, was raised Catholic and spent 20 years searching for meaning. During that time he read hundreds of books on spirituality, philosophy and metaphysics. He wrote Spiritual Living for Busy People because he wanted other people to have an easier time in their own search for spirituality and meaning.
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