My spiritual beliefs

Given my life and all that I’ve been through in my formative years, I would probably have a right to be angry, cross, frustrated and sad at the injustice of not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy, but in order not to draw on all the negativity, I have chosen a different path to go down.

I also believe that my spiritual beliefs help me find a form of acceptance. I think it is that which pulls me through time and again. Spirituality is a road of self-discovery, recognising the deepest of values and the meanings by which people live their lives, so that they aspire to the simplest forms of life without encompassing the material wealth the world thrives on.

Giving without the need to receive back, but most of all having inner peace. I draw inspiration from the smallest of things and look for the lessons I know I am being taught, even if they don’t always make sense. Of course, I do have stress dealing with Cerebral Palsy, there would be something wrong with me if I didn’t, but my beliefs help me focus, so that I can move forward with things.

I do have days where those beliefs are tested, but I pull back every time like a magnet. I don’t understand everything there is to know about spirituality, but on the whole I feel all of what I believe adds to my calmness of dealing with my life and Cerebral Palsy and being kept in the dark.


2 Sep, 2010

8 thoughts on “My spiritual beliefs

  1. I do believe in a higher power. I also believe things happen for a reason. I am not a religious person but I do believe in God. What I do not understand is why bad things happen to good people. That part of life I have not come to grips with. Sometimes people don’t deserve what they get. Life sometimes is not fair. But I also believe you get out of life what you put in.

    1. Randy, there must be reasons why things happen to good people. It sometimes seems like that, but I know that in my mum’s case, never having been to a doctor in her life, she wasn’t coping emotionally and that is what I believe took her from us. Her inability to cope made her terminally ill.

      On the outset of what we see, I believe there are bigger pictures, we don’t get to know about them until we hear the news, but those people know what they deal with and why they struggle in the way they do. I think we may never understand fully, it’s just something we need to accept.

  2. Through life’s trials and tribulations it’s faith and hope that is the guiding force that always leads me back to my spirituality in my darkest hours. I have given up trying to understand why things happen. I now choose to accept them as they come and prey for the guidance to carry me through. Great topic it really brought me back to my core beliefs. Thank you.

  3. I can always rely on prayer to get me through and my faith has gotten me through some really tough times. Without God I would really be a lost soul.

    I believe God is there in every little detail and we won’t understand his ways while we’re here on this earth. I also believe God sends us angels to watch over us and help us. I believe some angels are our friends.

    God sends people to help us get through the tough times and celebrate the good times. You’re an angel Ilana. Your site helps lots of people. Great post!

  4. Giving back without expecting anything in return is the best! It brings me great joy to see others in a bight mood or even just being able to help others brings about another form of satisfaction. I am looking forward to being able to volunteer at the hospital once university starts up again.

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