"Both the term and content of what is generally referred to as Christian spirituality have their origin in the New Testament. Spirit was a life-force stemming from God. In the NT there grew out of the Christ-event an understanding of the ‘Spirit” that was both new and a piece of what went before. Paths to growth in the spiritual life include meditation, contemplation, examination of conscience, spiritual reading, the spiritual exercises and spiritual direction."
See Sacramentum Mundi, VI, pg 148-167