Living the spiritual life is a full time commitment. It becomes the foundation for everything else we do and everything we become. It determines our values and how we relate to others. As we know, religions differ on matters of doctrine, ideas about God, and specific practices vary widely. However, without exception, all authentic spiritual traditions are grounded in love. The power of love expresses itself in a number of important qualities such as sympathy, empathy, and compassion. 2002. 55 minutes.