You can spend all your time believing and making up stories about being spiritual, but it won’t get you any closer to understanding spirituality than if you believed in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus.
The peace that passes all understanding cannot be understood from the intellect, hence the phrase. Because of the conditioning in place mostly everything goes through the filter of the intellect and this is where the sticking points are when it comes to truly grasping what spirituality is. No matter how intelligent one is, spirituality cannot truly be grasped from the intellect because it is seen as the idea that one has about it and no idea is factual, it’s a story. I didn’t think my way to where I’m at today, it arose simply from developing discipline which allowed my mind some space between my thoughts for there to be awareness aware of awareness. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the intellect, but not everything can be figured out as if it’s a mathematical problem. There are many things that adding a label to don’t really do it justice. A label is like the title of this article, it points, but it doesn’t give you the facts of the content in the article.
So many people try to decipher subjects intellectually such as God, forgiveness, free will, Heaven, Hell and so on, but these can’t really be understood by the intellect because there are no solid facts to them. There are many stories linked to these subjects, but they don’t really mean much when it comes to living life right now. To try and make sense out of things that don’t have facts associated with them keeps the dog chasing it’s tail syndrome in place. You can spend all the time you think is needed on your belief, ideas, concepts, and stories on what being spiritual is, but it won’t get you any closer to understanding spirituality than believing in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus and that’s because the peace that passes all understanding can’t be understood by a mind that needs to make up a story for its answers.