This is a question posed by religious leaders, scientists and secularists alike. For some, the term “spirituality” suffers from a bad image. It has negative connotations. It may also imply paranormal experiences. For others, spirituality is a synonym for faith and religion.
In a busy world, it's easy to forget to take the necessary steps to spiritual growth. We're all caught up in the game of life. We need to improve our chances to “make-it” in the real world. We are trying to move ahead, or treading water frantically just to stay afloat.
People often ask teachers, "What are the benefits of meditation?" Researchers are beginning to explore this in a serious fashion. Where meditation was once the sole province of monks, it is now the domain of the public.