I found this video after starting to read The Case for God by Karen Armstrong. It’s a fascinating book for anyone who feels disenchanted with modern religious institutions, but who also wants to live a spiritual life. Armstrong has created a Charter for Compassion based on the Golden Rule: Do to others only what you would would want them to do to you in a similar situation. In one of her talks on TED she says that the Golden Rule, formulated by Confucius, forms the basis for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In other words, compassion is the foundation of living a joyful, spiritual life.