Religion and spirituality are total opposites. Historically, we were spiritual long before we found religion.
Spirituality allows us to look at a wealth of opportunities so that we can live our life in its most-simplest form. ‘Spirituality can be described as an attachment to one’s inner soul through life and how we choose to live it,’ whereas ‘religion attaches itself to the concerns of a life through faith, culture and society’ and is why they can never be linked.
When you can accept yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually, you know you’re on the spiritual path. The spiritual path allows us to accept the things we cannot change, deal with the things we know we can and give of ourselves, without needing to have anything back.
Women are nurturers by nature, so they can access this quality, but men are more rational, but more recently, being rational has played a part in men understanding the qualities of being spiritual too. Sadly, our lifestyles and the habits we create stop us from living the spiritual way of life.
Take one example with two scenarios. For example, work. How many times do we stress out because we’ve spent what seems like hours in traffic, not returning until 6 to 6:30, then watching television all evening before going to bed. I suspect that is not the spiritual way, particularly if we repeat the scenario 5 days a week.
Now if we repeat the process and completely change our attitude so that we’re open to positivity in what our day brings, I believe that we will be more open to spiritual awareness. Reading is also a connection, because through reading we learn how to live our lives better.What sets us apart from others is our attitude.
Spirituality isn’t something that just happens, it’s a journey of different experiences, culminating in emotional tranquility and peace that comes from within us. To understand our lives and other people, whilst we continue to follow the path that puts us in tune with ourselves and that of our surroundings.