There are many ways of approaching “spirituality”.
It can be a calling, a deep and sincere wish to see beyond the veils created by images and thoughts taken as true.
This may come from curiosity. What happens if I do these practices, follow these pointers? What do I find?
It may come from love. A love for existence, God, life, truth, reality.
It may come from remembering, and a wish to return home.
It may come from a wish to be a good student, a good boy or girl. If I do the right thing, God (life, reality) will reward me.
It may come from a wish to build a certain image, and perhaps impress oneself and others.
It may come from a wish to find something to take refuge in. In this case, the images and thoughts about spirituality. (A form of escape.)
There are perhaps just two main approaches. One is a sincere wish – a draw, pull, calling – for reality to recognize itself and for this human self to live within that context. The other is whatever comes from taking images and thoughts as true – using spirituality for image-building, being a good boy/girl, finding refuge in something – images, thoughts – we cannot take refuge in etc.
And for all of us, I assume both are at play. There is nothing wrong in that. It’s beautiful. It’s a beautiful innocence.