Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spirituality...What does it mean to you?

What does spirituality mean to you?

I realize that talking about religion is somewhat taboo, and can surely turn some people off. That is not my objective here. My goal is to bring thoughts to mind that we can share.

After spending the morning at church, shopping for our Thanksgiving celebration and watching Disney's A Christmas Carol with the children, I can't help but think tonight. Most of my thoughts seem to be floating around the Ghost of Christmas to Come. I wonder what changes I need to make to eliminate regret in the future. As parents, we all have regrets. Sometimes it's five minutes after we over-react to a situation; sometimes it's 5 years after we see the result of a parental decision we made. But, as individuals, we continue to learn. There is always room for growth.

Religion is great. Each one is somewhat unique but all follow the concept that we believe in a higher source responsible for this earth, this race and all that is. Our religions set rules for us to follow and if we live within those guidelines we feel we are good people.

Spirituality on the other hand is much deeper. It is not what you have been taught. It is what you believe deep in your soul. In most instances you don't even know why, but you are sure that there is truth there and live according to it. Spirituality is how we are connected.

Let's ponder on that, and please, share your thoughts.


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Aaron S. said...

Religion is for people who don't want to go to hell...... Spirituality is for people who've been there.

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