Joan Chittester comments, helpfully, that:
The spiritual life is not a set of exercises appended to our ordinary routine. Spirituality is not just a matter of joining the closest religious community or parish committee or faith-sharing group.
The spiritual life is ... a complete reordering of our values and our priorities and our lives. Spirituality is that depth of soul that changes our lives and focuses our efforts and leads us to see the world differently than we ever did before.
The Rule of Benedict - Insights for the Ages, pg 151 (edited)
12 April 2007