Finding Your Own Spiritual Path
I'm not religious, I'm spiritual is a route that people seem to be taking these days when it comes to organized religion and finding spiritual enlightenment. Those, like myself, who've been raised in church their entire life, only knew one God and the church was the center of it all. It wasn't until I left home for college and experienced some tough times that I developed my own relationship with God and strengthened my faith.
I understand why people are starting to move away from organized religion and the church itself. You trust religious leaders to help guide you to spirituality and they end up making mistakes on of their own and leaving a bad taste in people's mouths. That's why I also encourage people to seek God or any other spiritual path for themselves. If it brings you peace to get on your knees to pray, attend mass, celebrate Jewish holidays, or honor Ramadan, embrace it. Who is anyone to tell you that what you believe isn't necessarily the truth?
We are living in some stressful times right now which causes severe anxiety at times so it doesn't hurt to seek spiritual fulfillment. We fight so much over what's right and wrong that we don't realize that most organized religions have the same goal and that's to reach a form of heaven. Whether you pray, meditate, or attend services on a weekly basis, make sure it brings you inner peace and the enlightenment that you seek.