When I read this blogpost ‘Is Spirituality Supposed to Be Fun?’ I thought: great question. Spiritual world answers the question by listing some ways in which thinking about fun can be part of your spiritual path. Though that can be a useful exercise, I am more interested in another variation on the question: CAN spirituality be fun? And luckily the answer is YES. 🙂
I’ve been collecting spiritual jokes and stories for years now. I love the spiritual stories by Idris Shah and the jokes Jiddu Krishnamurti used to tell (though they are often political and religious, not spiritual).
More fun? Well – I think it’s a joy to share spiritual quotes. Perhaps not the loud laugh type of fun, but certainly enough to bring a smile to one’s face.
Even more fun can be had by sharing these stories, jokes and quotes in groups and then discussing them: what do you think of that quote? What does it remind you of? Do you understand it? If not – what is puzzling? In such a group dialog each person should get enough time to read the story and think about it, before being put on the spot to respond.
I love that kind of group discussion.