In writing the book, it was my intention to discuss spirituality in ways that encourage readers to generate and work within their own views and personal definitions of spirituality. However, I felt compelled to provide a name for spirituality that would provide a short-hand throughout the book. It was a difficult task. Words do not capture the totality of experience with or understanding of spirituality. Any words I use run the risk of alienating others. After much thought and reflection, I chose the phrase Spiritual Energy to represent what I mean by spirituality. I like the phrase because it implies an active force that can be defined through various faith structures and can be personally known and embraced. I believe we all can tap into Spiritual Energy in the many forms of its manifestation, or our own particularly favored one. What words do you use?