“Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.” ~A. R. Rahman
I like to think of myself as being more spiritual than religious. For me, living spiritually asks nothing of you than to be the best person you can to yourself as well as to others. Spirituality requires nothing more than removing the veil from anything that distresses you, removing from your life all that makes you feel unfulfilled or doesn’t add to your life.
I have nothing against religion, everyone should be allowed to worship or practice the faith that resonates with them. I was born in a very religious society where going to church was an all day event on Sunday, with an occasional weeknight services. A part of me still carries that foundation that was rooted in the religion. But as I grew into my own it became evident that a spiritual path was not only more rewarding than a religious one and though there were many religious denominations in the world, people still trust and believe in one creator, deity, God.
The one thing that struck me about spirituality is that it’s an ongoing, gradual process where you become so comfortable with yourself that you can look within to find what’s preventing you from being that happy, contented person you should be. It’s not a watery baptism that indoctrinates you into the practice of looking for happiness and contentment externally.
As more and more people search for the meaning of life they tend to turn to spirituality because they want a more meaningful life, something that touches the universal human existence.
~Happy Good Friday To ALL Those Celebrating
©Etta D. Richards