Our mind and senses usually cheat us. That is how they function. It is important that an outsider does not take advantage of our senses. Corporates trick us through engaging ads and invoke idealistic emotions like Care, Love and Compassion. Art and Creativity have been enhanced through technology. If we are not careful, we may donate for a cause that is simulated and not real. Are we even sure of how our donations are being used?
Spirituality is not a casual escape mechanism. Spirituality is the power to recognize, accept and respond to Truth. It is nothing other than what is stated here. Discovering Truth has become difficult here because we have been living in hope and all hopes are fundamentally based out of falsity or falsehood. So how can an entity seek Truth in the future where his fundamental premise is based out of utter falsehood. We need to look into this point a little deeper.
Enlightenment as a term is interpreted by different people in different ways. Even widely accepted Enlightened masters have different definitions for the same term and most of them tend to disagree with other enlightened masters. So what is Enlightenment anyway? The answer is not straight-forward. There is a great deal of subjectivity in the question.
Saying that man has created God and that He can be "created" the way you want is a figment of rich imagination. That's all. God is eternal and he can be realized through authentic processes recommended in Scriptures of Sanatana Dharma. He manifests in forms and these forms of God are eternal. Sadhana is the process of surrendering to Him through processes recommended by the spiritual master. Your earnest seeking shall make Him available to you, As He Is and not as you imagine him to me although you can employ several processes to invoke Him which also includes imagining Him!
Preaching appears to be a regular feature in modern forms of religion and spirituality. Religion and Spirituality can prosper through teachings and hand-holding, when there are seekers and interested people who want to know Reality. But preaching is the negative aspect of Guidance where flare is used as a selling and influencing mechanism to attract larger crowds using religion as a pretense. Preaching has less to do with spirituality and more to do with pomp and gimmickry.
Understanding World History with Truth and fairness is the first step towards spiritual awakening. The fallacy of man is to take for granted one's freedom without bothering to bring about a course change as one is heading in the wrong direction. Our stance in the world should reflect the status of Truth so that a change within oneself can effect a change in the world.
Man's position in society is that of a "social animal". He requires the presence of others to prove a point and establish his supremacy over others. A society is nothing but a jungle under cover. Unless the spirit is pursued, one shall continue to wallow in society like an animal. The status of animal shall be stuck to his character forever.
Medical science is a boon for the current age. However there is a certain aspect that is often neglected by almost all human beings, when it comes to applying medical science to extract maximum benefit from it. Doctors prescribe medicine, but can the doctor know all the things, all the parameters concerning the mind, our specific system, that controls our health or bodily parameters? The simple answer in "No". This is where spiritual insight becomes an important point to consider. Spiritual insight only develops with practice of Spiritual discipline.
Serving the community, serving other people is direct service to the Self. Never mistake service as supporting others or helping others. The whole world is the Self. When one serves oneself, it is the smaller self, when one helps others without expectation, that is true spirituality.