Appreciation of the spiritual nature of life is at the core of Creative Culture.
Spiritual reality is hard to prove empirically, but the materialist attitude that nothing is sacred also lacks scientific proof — and has demonstrated itself to be existentially dangerous. Meanwhile, engagement in some spiritual practices creates scientifically-measurable improvements in material well-being.
The harm that has been caused by the conflict and corruption of religious organisations is beyond unconscionable, and there are many contradictions between spiritual dogmas that appear irreconcilable. Simultaneously, there are significant and inspiring areas of agreement between faiths.
Cosmological ideas shared by most spiritual traditions
- Divine Intelligence: that one or more mysterious beings exits that are incomprehensibly more advanced and powerful than humans
- Karma: the sense that the results of someone's actions and intentions, beneficial or harmful, eventually will have the corresponding effect on the doer
- Spirit: the sense that beings exist in ways that are beyond ordinary perception and that they are not necessarily limited to a biological body or lifetime
- Afterlife: that the spirit of a human being can continue to exist after the body dies, and that their existence thereafter is affected by their actions during life.
Recommendations for right living shared by most spiritual traditions
- Honesty: truthful communications
- Loving Kindness: compassionate and unselfish care for all other beings
- Reverence: humble attitude toward beneficent spiritual influences
Though interpretations and application of spiritual ideals vary widely, when considered in a holistic context of awareness and care for all beings they can be a powerful motivating and guiding force for Creative Culture.