I believe the statement that we are in the world but not of it. Being only grounded in the world you lose your spiritual groundedness and essence, you are consumed by the world and you lose (awareness of) your soul. Being just (aware of) spiritual, you're not part of this world, you're out of it and irrelevant to this world. The 'goal' of my spiritual quest in this life is to live and balance in the world and not of it. There are times I am aware of being in the world and not of it, and I live in and from that reality, grounded to some extent in both, totally in neither and not totally out of either. During those times I am at peace and satisfied. Knowing this and having at times experienced it helps me be aware of my altitude, be aware of whether I am too high or too low, too in the world or too out of it.