Why is it that I get easily moved by some secular music, like soft rock and others, but when I listen to spiritual hymns, chants and kirtans I don’t feel very moved by it? Does this mean that I am not really very spiritual?
Dear Alan — what an excellent question, and a very important one! The fact that you are wondering if you are spiritual indicates that you have a high degree of spirituality — even to want to know God takes very very very good karma!
As far as spiritual hymns go, I must confess that, growing up in a Presbyterian Church, I never found the music to be as moving for me as it was for many others. As for chanting and kirtan, there is a lot out there, not all of it inspiring.