My Spiritual Journey (1)

Whether someone identifies as Christian, Jewish, atheist, agnostic, spiritualist, etc., I believe we all have a spiritual journey. I believe there is this pull to discover how we got here and what our purpose in life is. Those questions cause us to grapple with spiritual questions- the God questions.

“Spirituality means something different to everyone. For some, it’s about participating in organized religion: going to a church, synagogue, mosque, and so on. For others, it’s more personal—some people get in touch with their spiritual side through private prayer, yoga, meditation, quiet reflection, or even long walks.” (Psychology Today © 1991-2017)

My spiritual journey started along time ago when I was a very small child. It was influenced by my parents and their beliefs. Later, I would have to make my own determinations about believing in God and my spirituality. But initially, my parents and those around me shaped my belief and perception.

© Exposed Loving, 1.9.17

8 thoughts on “My Spiritual Journey (1)

  1. We all start out influenced by our upbringing. In my case, I had a gift. My mom was (at the time) very involved with the Church of Christ. (Think women can’t wear pants, and shouldn’t cut their hair and playing musical instruments was a sin.) So there was that. But my father was someone who did not go to church. He told me that God isn’t found in a building. He was more of a scientist, philosopher and nature lover. I got to see both sides, and in the end, dad’s point of view won out. I worship nature, and today although I do retain some pagan practices and beliefs, I’ve gravitated to Buddhism. It speaks my language and doesn’t seek to define what (or even if) the higher power is, but rather challenges us to be mindful of our own thoughts and actions and how we are interacting with the world and with ourselves. It was a game changer for me.

    I’m glad to see more spiritual posts from you Ma’am. I hope your day is fantabulous!

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