Spiritual activity is an integral part of human life
We all constantly do something: go, read, work, buy, sleep, eat, breathe. The totality of all human actions can be combined in one word - activity. But how different are our deeds! Someone saws the forest, and someone confesses in the temple, someone invents the car, and someone studies art. Some actions are necessary for our body, and without some our soul can not be satisfied.
What is man's spiritual activity?
The concept of spiritual activity came to us fromphilosophy. It also occurs in theology, which interprets it in almost the same way. Spiritual activity is an activity necessary for a person's spiritual life. Reading books, creating picturesque paintings and poems, forming religious (or atheistic!) Views, understanding the value system, educating yourself and other positive (as well as negative) qualities, an exchange of opinions that goes beyond the limits of frank living - all this refers specifically to spiritual activities.
Spiritual activity is also a process of searching for the meaning of life, ways out of difficult situations, defining and understanding such philosophical categories as happiness and love.
In contrast to material activities, whichexists for the sake of changing the surrounding world (building new buildings, conducting medical experiments and even inventing a new salad), spiritual activity is aimed at changing the individual and public consciousness. Even mental activity, as a kind of spiritual activity, works for this ultimate goal, after all, thinking about something, a person comes to new conclusions, changes his mind about what or about someone, becomes qualitatively better or worse.
Some sources equateconcepts such as "spiritual life" and "spiritual activity." This is not entirely correct, because the word "life" is so comprehensive that it only includes "activity", but is not limited to it alone.
Do all people on earth have a spiritualactivity? This question is ambiguous, because, no matter how many interpretations of the term we read, everyone will understand it in their own way. Those who believe that spiritual activity must necessarily be creative, that is, have some obvious result for everyone, can say a definitive "no". From their point of view, a person who does not care for anything other than receiving money, does not read books, does not meditate on the eternal and does not seek to improve himself, does not engage in spiritual activities.But these skeptics are sure to be objected to by those wholooks at this concept more widely. They will say that even marginal and crazy, maniacs and the most brutal murderers are still engaged in spiritual activity without realizing themselves - after all, they at least think, they build some images in their minds, set goals, even if they are wrong, and strive for their achievement. There are also those who say that even animals in some way carry out spiritual activity, because even a kitten, having got into a new house, starts studying it, discovering and understanding the world ...
Does it make sense to break javelins trying to finda compromise in the definition of the concept of spiritual value? Perhaps not. After all, any philosophical concept is philosophical, which implies a space for reasoning, polar opinions, individual understandings and assessments. Therefore, when defining this term for yourself, you can be content with one of the classical interpretations given in the educational and encyclopaedic literature.