Spirituality & religion

It is said by some that religion and spirituality are total opposites. Historically, we were spiritual long before we found religion.

Spirituality can be described as an attachment to one’s inner soul through life and how we choose to live it. Spirituality allows us to look at a wealth of opportunities so that we can live life in its most simplest form, whereas religion is associated with the concerns of a life through faith, culture and society.

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 can and give of ourselves, without needing anything in return.

Spirituality isn’t something that just happens, it’s a journey of different experiences, culminating in emotional tranquillity and peace that comes from within, allowing us to choose how we see the world and other people. It sets us apart from others, through our attitude and how we conduct ourselves.

Spirituality helps us understand ourselves, our lives and others whilst we follow its path, and that puts us in tune with ourselves and our surroundings.


6 Jan, 2016

4 thoughts on “Spirituality & religion

  1. Everyone has a right to religious freedom and I fully support what people believe. But I have a very positive view of the Creator and human existence through spirituality. A human spokesperson for God or a wolf in sheep’s clothing pretending to be God is something I can do without.

    Spirituality is from the lining of the Universe, it’s a natural power of love. It is well beyond religious politics, bigger than prophets and void of hypocrisy.

    1. Thanks Tim. It seems there is little tolerance around religion, but mostly because religion seems to be taken to extremes. There is nothing wrong with religion in itself, it’s our intolerant understanding or acceptance of other religions that seems to be the problem.

      I’m not sure what my beliefs are in terms of our Creator, I’ve never taken a view on that but I have always believed in spirituality and the Universal and its laws and believe that is fundamentally how we should at least learn to live our lives.

      As you say spirituality incorporates a ‘natural power of love’ and that’s where we need to come back to. The world would be a better and happier place to live in if we did.

  2. At the end off the day religions are man made and that is an ultimate failing.

    There will always be problems around religion whilst there is little to no tolerance of people’s religious beliefs and unless society changes those perceptions, when it comes to religion nothing will change.

    Spirituality is above all that.

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