The Price of Spirituality

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The Price of Spirituality

Post#1 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:41 pm

"Spirituality does indeed have a price, but no longer does it require silent retreats, self-reflection, or simply being a good person. It is for sale, and there are plenty of people willing to sell you their brand.

Billions of dollars are spent where spirituality meets narcissism. In a culture in which people are more concerned with being brands than humans, such a noxious cocktail was inevitable. We're living on our own Island of Misfit Toys: if you tell everyone they're broken, they'll buy into it. As a solution, these Insta-lebrities offer easy-to-digest solutions to life's pressing problems (the universe loves you!). And they can be humble, too: Sure, these leggings might not fix you, but at least you'll look good trying.

America's spiritual capitalism has subverted such messaging. Freedom isn't earned. It's purchased. Clothing isn't for warmth, it's for chakra alignment. In a nation of plenty more is never enough. The capitalists have won, selling spirituality as shamelessly as..."

- anon on 'America's Spiritual Capitalism'
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