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The Holy Hashtag: Unveiling the Impact of Technology on Gen Z’s Spiritual Practices

Hello, my digitally savvy comrades! It’s your favourite 24-year-old author, Sophie, here to share some #RealTalk about how technology is affecting our spiritual practices. Yes, you read that right. We’re diving deep into the sacred world of spirituality, but with a techy twist.

Now, before we start, let me clarify one thing. I’m not here to tell you that your iPhone is the devil or that Instagram is a false idol (although sometimes it feels like it). Rather, I want to explore how our generation – the Gen Zs – are navigating their spiritual journeys in this digital age.

A New Kind of Spirituality

The first thing to note is that spirituality for Gen Z isn’t quite what it used to be for previous generations. Gone are the days when spirituality was confined within the walls of churches, mosques or temples. Today’s spiritual practices are as diverse as our Spotify playlists and just like our music choices; they’re often deeply personal and eclectic.

For many of us, spirituality has become more about seeking inner peace and personal growth than following religious doctrines. We’re mixing and matching elements from different beliefs and philosophies – think yoga classes with a side serving of Buddhist mindfulness meditation followed by a dash of tarot card reading on YouTube.

The Digital Altar

So where does technology fit into all this? Well, just like everything else in our lives (yes, even dating), we’ve taken our spiritual practices online.

We live in an era where there’s an app for everything – including spirituality. Whether it’s Headspace guiding us through meditations or Co-Star giving us daily astrological insights – we’re using technology to explore and deepen our spiritual practices. And let’s not forget the plethora of spiritual influencers, podcasts and YouTube channels that we turn to for inspiration and guidance.

And then there are the online communities. From Reddit forums discussing astral projection to Facebook groups dedicated to crystal healing – these digital spaces provide a platform for us to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and learn from each other.

The Blessings and Curses of Digital Spirituality

Now, as much as I’d love to say that this marriage between technology and spirituality is all rainbows and unicorns, it’s not. Like everything else in life (and like my last relationship), it comes with its blessings and curses.

On one hand, technology has made spirituality more accessible than ever before. It’s broken down geographical barriers allowing us to learn from gurus half a world away. It’s provided resources at our fingertips (literally) making it easier for us to explore different practices at our own pace, in our own space.

But on the flip side, this easy access can lead to information overload. With so many resources available, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start or which path to follow. Plus, there’s the risk of falling into the trap of ‘spiritual consumerism’ – where we’re constantly chasing after new experiences or tools without truly understanding or integrating them into our lives.

Finding Balance in the Digital Age

So how do we navigate this digital landscape without losing sight of what spirituality is really about? Well, just like how I balance my love for pizza with regular gym sessions (okay fine… semi-regular), it’s all about finding a balance.

It’s crucial to remember that while apps can guide you through meditations and podcasts can provide insights, real spiritual growth comes from within. It’s about taking the time to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with ourselves. It’s about integrating what we learn online into our offline lives.

And remember, it’s okay to not have it all figured out. Spirituality isn’t a destination; it’s a journey. So take your time, explore different paths, and most importantly, enjoy the process.

So there you have it, my fellow Gen Zs. The Holy Hashtag in all its glory – an intriguing blend of spirituality and technology that’s shaping our generation’s unique spiritual practices.

Until next time, keep exploring, keep questioning, and remember – you’re doing great!


Sophie is a vibrant and multifaceted individual who beautifully intertwines her diverse heritage, with her contemporary interests and beliefs. A passionate devotee of weight training, Sophie finds strength and empowerment in her physical regimen, which aligns seamlessly with her deeply spiritual nature. This spiritual depth is a cornerstone of her character, informing her perspectives and enriching her approach to life's challenges and joys.

In her professional life, Sophie has carved out a niche as a junior author for the thought-provoking blog, "Illusions of Wisdom." Here, she expertly delves into issues that resonate with Generation Z, offering insightful, articulate, and nuanced perspectives. Her writing not only reflects the pulse of her generation but also echoes the wisdom and sensitivity of someone deeply connected to their cultural roots and personal passions. Whether discussing mental health, environmental concerns, or the evolving landscape of digital interactions, Sophie's voice is both a guiding light and a mirror for her peers.

Her work on "Illusions of Wisdom" is characterised by a rare blend of authenticity and analytical acumen, making her a beloved figure among her readers. As Sophie continues to explore and express her multifaceted identity through her writing, she remains an inspiration to many, embodying the spirit of a generation that values both strength and introspection.

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