When what you used to hold as desirable and precious becomes petty, Sadhguru explains, that is when spirituality arises.
Sadhguru：Spirituality is like, just about anything else in your life. Like in your life, when you are done with one thing, the next thing begins, just like that. When you’re done with everything, spiritual process begins.
When you, like for example, to come to the basics of life, spirituality is very much like sexuality, in a sense. You’re 14 and suddenly you know. Suddenly all those little things that meant a world to you as a child that the teddy bear in the dustbin, the teddy bear goes to the trash can. All the childish games disappear. Now suddenly you know. Just like that, when a certain awareness arises in you, suddenly you know, that little games don’t satisfy you anymore. When you became 14, you thought what you were doing till then were petty things, suddenly you know the big thing. When the big thing becomes a petty thing, now you are spiritual. The so-called big things become petty things in your life, now spirituality arises.
There the hormones induce the maturity. Here it’s only awareness which can induce the maturity. When you have the awareness to see yourself through the various activities of life, the various compulsions of life, the various longings of life, as simply, an endless regram roll, which doesn’t really lead you on to anything in particular - you are at your 50, 60 years, and it doesn’t move you inch from anywhere to anywhere. Either you go through it and realize it on your death-bed, or as you begin it ,or when you are into it, you realize it, when you still have time on your hands.
So, the spiritual process has to begin somewhere. But the longing to go beyond the limitations in which you live is always there. Every little thing in our lives, when we are into it, it seems like it’s everything, isn’t it so? Every little thing in our lives, from eating what we want, to doing what we want, to relationships, and all those things, when we are into it, it looks like it’s the end-all of life. It means so much. If we rise a little above that, and look at it, suddenly, they all become such petty things and you even wonder why the hell I am in this. So when this question begins to rise: why I am in all these little things, stuck like this. Then the spiritual process begins.