Feet firmly planted in mid-air:
Do you go out of your way to buy organic food? Have you thought about the wu wei in your home? Have you tried yoga, belly-dancing, or surfing recently? Are you attracted to traditional crafts from other cultures or have you started knitting? Do you own a Prius or have you thought about buying a hybrid car? Are you a tea connoisseur or an organic wine- and beer-drinker? Is there a certain aromatherapy scent that brings you comfort, especially in candle form?
If most of your answers are yes, then count yourself among the growing numbers of metrospirituals — the kinder, gentler post-Yuppies who want to treat the earth and native cultures with respect, connect with their inner source and inspiration, test their bodies and expand their minds with ancient physical practices — and do it all with serious style.
Religion for the pampered, in other words. I want to feel good without subjecting myself to anything too strenuous. Religion as medication, basically.
What is metrospiritual? Here’s a handy chart to help you:
In short, it is a doctrine of no doctrine. It isn’t what you believe, it’s what you buy. Fitting.