When we use terms like ‘spiritual nourishment’, ‘inner journey’, and ‘inner self’. It is only to be expected that this makes some people feel uncomfortable as we are exploring concepts – such as the thoughts, emotions, values and aspirations that guide us – that few of us examine in our daily lives. Contemporary society, our pace of life, the obsession with measurable results, and the rest, have progressively alienated us from the inner part of ourselves – our spirit if you like (there’s another one!) – and even from our environment. This is at great cost to us, both as individuals and to the societies we make up.