Religion is spirituality shared. I know there are many people who say they are spiritual but not religious because they do not like the idea or experience of organized religion. Often they have been hurt by their religious institution. I can understand that because, like so many others, I have also been gravely disappointed by institutional faith. But I also know that my spirituality alone is only half the truth. Unless I share it in community I will not complete the dance of wisdom. Spirituality encounters the self. Religion encounters the other. Both encounter the wholeness of God.