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Metrospirituality

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Beliefnet has an interesting article on the growing trend of unifying spirituality and style.

Riding the Metrospiritual Wave
The growing ranks of the hip and holistic are seeking their inner bliss with serious style.

Gwyneth Paltrow is one. So are Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio. Chances are your bikram yoga teacher has the major characteristics and so does the guy who makes your fruit smoothie at Jamba Juice. Donna Karan is totally in on it. The salesperson who helps you find the right Botanical Kinetics moisturizer at Aveda is probably one, along with your eco-tourism guide at Costa Rican surf camp. Richard Gere may be the proto-one and Uma Thurman was pretty much born into it. What is influencing Hollywood stars and Wal-Mart shoppers, fashionistas and Filene’s basement-dwellers alike? It’s called metrospirituality, and chances are you already know or even lead the life of a metrospiritual.

Keep reading at beliefnet.com


Our thoughts:
Spirituality and style are labels. They don't actually mean anything, they just point in the direction of what one person or a group of people agree is spiritual and what is stylish, (which could be said about everything). I know some guys that get excited over the fact that they get called metrosexuls, (aka pretty boys). In that same sense, I'm sure there are people out there that love being know as "metrospiritual" in the eyes of others. Its great and brings out a certain sense of awareness to alternative lifestyles, but when it comes down to it, the only question that matters is, "Does this work for me?" Obviously no one can answer that for you.

So is raw food spiritual or not? Neither. Raw food is meaningless in itself. It is just food that is raw. If it works for you, then it works, and if it doesn't, it doesn't. If you turn it into a goal (I HAVE to be 100%) or a mental concept of what you think it means to be a"socially responsible citizen", then you'll have issues. Why? Anything that situation that is approached with a preconceived agenda in mind will always be limited. Instead of being more spiritual and stylish what we need is awareness. If you are aware, present to life as it is happening right now, you don't need to be anything other than what you are at that moment. The right answer will present itself. No agenda needed.

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