(In past posts I have emphasized the difference between religion and spirituality. Here is another take.)
The religious are like employees, waiting for the boss to give them directions and a share of the company’s resources to help them accomplish their duties. The schedule is dependable, there is little risk, and the reward is proportional to the effort.
The spiritual are like entrepreneurs who determine their own direction and strategies. They develop and transform their own spiritual capital. They take on the spiritual risk such independence requires and don’t let a few setbacks get in their way. Those who persist often find themselves owners of a spiritual mansion, invisible to others but of inestimable worth to themselves.