I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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    Read this beautiful article.

    ^^ "More than individual happiness, if we decide and work for the betterment and welfare of the people, for the happiness of everyone, together as a whole community...that benevolence will in itself bring happiness and well-being, not just personally to us, but also to everyone...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    I Think Too Independently To Be Religious

    I've tried a lot of religions. I was even baptized in a baptist church when I was 15, believe it or not. Didn't last though, because everything the youth minister said, I researched and I found him to be misleading with scripture. I called him on it with questions, quoting...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Jan 26, 2013

    Nothing is stationary in this world.

    Even the solid non living stuff which looks like it never changes, electrons in their atoms r travelling at the speed of light. Situations r changing. People r changing. Bodies r changing, every moment closing in on destruction. In such extremely transient world if we think we...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    Religion Vs Spirituality

    To me religion is man made and spirituality comes from within ourselves. I much prefer the latter of the two.
    waterdragon541 waterdragon541
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Nov 6, 2012

    Land Of Confusion

    I don't care who the person is that is saying something. I care about what is being said. I don't care who wrote the book. I care about what is said in the book. I don't care what you have done. I care about what you are doing now. The focus seems to be a lot on who is saying...
    Abyss25 Abyss25
    31-35, M
    29 Responses Nov 16, 2011

    I don't recall Christ say,

    "go forth and make my word a billion dollar industry!"
    whall1971 whall1971
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    I graduated The Hogwarts School of Wizardry at

    12. I was a 4th year student when Harry Potter joined. I moved on to begin my training as a Jedi at 13 but of course the Jedi council said I was to old. They couldn't deny my perfect score on the placement exam, however. During my teenage years I enjoyed wisdom, spiritual...
    Phaethon Phaethon
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    I definitely believe their is a god out there,

    but that doesn't mean I need to follow a religion.
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 25, 2015

    Thou Shall Murder, Rape, Commit Adultery, Steal, Covet Your Neighbour´s Wife And Anything That Belongs To Your Neighbour. It´s OK. The Bible tells me so.

    I found this gem in the Bible that I want to share with you. It is a lovely, endearing story.  It ´s very inspiring.   It sounds like the kind of  tale us parents should read to our kids  before they fall asleep. Plus,  it also teaches our children how to behave as God´s...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Aug 2, 2011

    Why what "you" do shud matter

    if ur just a spec of dust in the universe. It translates to nothing. Stop looking thru the magnifying glass of ego.
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    Choose Life, not Religion

    I have always doubted all religion. C'mon, magical stories, demons, gods and angels. Is this stuff any different than Harry Potter? Everyone can easily see the silliness of someone else's superstitious primitive magical explanation of reality. Who believes in Thor, Zeus or...
    jthitt jthitt
    56-60, M
    11 Responses Sep 15, 2011

    What I Pray To

    I am spiritual but not religious i havnt been religious since the 11th grade in highschool when i found out tht alot of the worlds biggest religions were spread threw slavery imperialism and war. The undeniable proof of this is shown threwout world espeacailly along the western...
    klegend0 klegend0
    18-21, M
    9 Responses Jul 30, 2012

    I just started my Youtube channel yesterday I

    really want to help people live a healthier happier lifestyle while connecting back to Source if your interested check me out and subscribe =) you can find me @Asriel Asitgets
    AsrielAsItGets AsrielAsItGets
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2016

    There's little doubt in my mind

    that we're all connected. I think the key to happiness is understanding the various forms of love. Connecting with people is magic. And "God" is a made-up thing.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2015
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    how wonderful it is to believe in a higher

    force call it God, Universe, Father Sky..... and to believe it bless us all the same way I feel safe and I live my life trusting on Divinely inspired synchronicities As i dont really believe in coincidences This belief frees me 💜
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Just thought I would post this photo attached,

    ,,, love and light to you all.
    uncorkyoursoul uncorkyoursoul
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    I don’t follow blindly any spiritual

    or religious teaching. I explore my knowledge about spiritual and religious teachings and test my own understanding, that helps me tap into my truth. My truth is Life appreciation and grace.
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Mar 2, 2016
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    As long as we r in this body we live in 2 forms.

    .one is absolute which is always there n 2nd is the form we ve taken to fulfil our desires. Name it real I n apparent I... We keep on shifting from one form to another as per our requirements.... The more we live wd our real I the more happy n stable we ll b... The tm we identify...
    Ohm13 Ohm13
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I often found the two hard to distinguish

    but there's beauty in the universe and it's great and massive and maybe, I thought, I didn't need a god or a holy book to tell me to appreciate it or look at it or just how I should feel about it when my eyes already wander and my heart already beats with joy and peace with...
    StableRedGun StableRedGun
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    I am HIGHLY spiritual,

    as I believe it is the only way to connect with people universally. I believe that religion depreciates our life as humans, and causes us to focus less on the powers we have, and more on isolating ourselves from our true nature. I also have found that religion is a pinpoint of...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses May 20, 2015
    TheNightAfter TheNightAfter
    26-30, M
    Dec 20, 2015

    I like to think of humans

    and our relationships with our souls as something similar to a wireless router and a cellphone. Our souls are the routers that generate WiFi signals, and our human bodies are the receivers/phones. Our souls broadcast a signal to whichever body can receive it, to experience...
    FabledTacoOfDoom FabledTacoOfDoom
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    Every body has a philosophy of life,

    means he/she has a prospective to see the life or have some definition to live the life... More success means more strong believe system .... Definitely we will have different philosophy bcoz everyone of us is going through different state of evolution, different mental status...
    Ohm13 Ohm13
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2016


    PURPOSE OF RELATIONSHIPS" http://www.supersoul.tv/supersoul-sessions/marianne-williamson-the-spiritual-purpose-of-relationships/
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    If your mind or intelligence does not get

    entangled with any identity including your body, including your own thought process, including your own emotions, spiritual process is very natural...if your intelligence is not entangled with anything, it's very natural for your intelligence to enquire and open up different...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    Being An Empath - The Keys To The Ferrari

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. It can be divided into ability EI and trait EI. Ability EI is usually measured using maximum performance tests and has stronger relationships with...
    Phaethon Phaethon
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    I have always felt in the minority.

    At home in Potchefstroom my father told me we were outnumbered by the black population by almost four to one effectively. Being Roman Catholic too added to that incredibly, since most Afrikaners there were Dutch Protestants. We moved to Gibraltar, and yes there are Catholics...
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    In this world of 'i' means the world of

    internet, information technology n advanced engineering our live standard has gone very high, much more than the royal kings of past generations. But where r we going? Exactly What r we looking for? Looking for comfort, peace, love etc etc. Basically we r looking for...
    Ohm13 Ohm13
    41-45, F
    Jan 19, 2016

    Spiritual Vs Non-spiritual

    A spiritual person knows that we are all connected.  She is able to see the fullness of God in each and every person with whom she makes contact. This connection sense eliminates much conflict inside that  non-spiritual people experience. ...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit
    51-55, F
    13 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    i don’t care for religion

    but i’m all for elevating the mind and imitating the divine after all, we’ll be nothing but a campfire story told by entropy at the end of time. maybe you have a habit of holding on to ghosts just don’t let your mind go soft dance with the cold flow with the sorrow in the...
    Akaizia Akaizia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    Growing up I was led to believe that

    if you are Religious then you are Spiritual. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Most people think they are being spiritual when they go to church, but for the most part they are just mindlessly following their leaders, performing actions and following dogma...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25
    31-35, M
    Jun 16, 2014

    Everyone wants peace,

    happiness, security, stability in their life but we all are seeking it in wrong places. Beings r troubled only cause they have moved out of their center but we attend to all the problems except the source of all those problems. We are like fallen gods. Our action are like a...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    I literally pick and choose what I want from

    numerous different faiths and then include stuff I think up on my own as well. Because in reality, no one really knows anything so I think you can think whatever you want. I believe in God, Jesus and the Devil. I don't see them as some random people in the sky and some dude...
    Hush92 Hush92
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2015

    If anyone wud like to discuss anything about

    meditation or karma or mindfullness, basically anything about spirituality, in future, please feel free to contact me on my email. My email id is rastogi97(at)gmail(dot)com
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2016

    Tonight I'll have a dream of you.

    We need to speak. Lucid dreaming
    earthchild825 earthchild825
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    Seeking out my spiritual journey.

    More so within in rather than religion. I believe in meditation and want to learn more. I'm not against religion as such, just the concept Of only ONE religion being correct bothers me. I believe in one God but that God takes many forms. There is one thing that binds the whole...
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    In reality we dont have anything more

    than just a mind, body which we can call ours right at this moment. This body also we will have to give up at the time of death. Make the best of what u have and which u have to deal with all the time, mind! Instead of setting up and making everything else right in life. Rest of...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016

    Religion feel like it's all about rules

    and controlling what people do. You wind up having to hate people who don't think like you. If your going to have hate and killing under the umbrella of religion, what good is it?
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    What binds the soul to the body?

    anyone got some leads on this :)?
    Readfornotes Readfornotes
    36-40, M
    10 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    There is something out there higher

    than all of us, it's not a man or woman, not a "God", it is energy. #higherpower
    higherminded higherminded
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    "You are given the gifts of the gods,

    you create your reality according to your beliefs. Yours is the creative energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in."
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Unlearn Unlearn Unlearn.

    Unlearn how to be msierable, how to be egoistic, self centered, ungrateful, how to get hurt. Unlearn everything become like a baby. Learn the knwldge which helps u unlearn. Then life will be worth living. You will simply be happy to be alive.
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    Not sure if the word would be "Spiritual"

    but anyway, it may well define some sort of difference between religion (easier to understand as a concept) and something that takes place in the mind and refers to things not materialised in our life... People may call it spirit, soul, etc, the label is not so important as the...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    Believing in God doesn't require religion.

    No religion is ever perfect but God is.
    KaylSolstice KaylSolstice
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 25, 2015

    I was raised religious,

    but due to a multitude of un answered questions i have no use for organized religion. But we all need to believe in our fellow human beings. Cautiously give them the benefit of doubt. People all want love, or to be loved .....
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    Every answer to every question we have is

    already inside of us. The problem is that most people look to others for those answers. Or they look to others for validation to ignore the truth. But denial is not a case for redemption, it's a sentence nothing short of darkness.
    btorn btorn
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    I was reading about religion in other countries

    (specifically Sweden and Netherlands) and came across a term they use over there... "iestism". In dutch it means "somethingism". It's a term used for people who in the US would probably say they are "spiritual but not religious". I like it!
    thisisnotanexit thisisnotanexit
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2016

    I am far from being religious.

    I do not believe in another imperfect human being, tell me how I should live my life. When they know nothing about me. Religion is practiced. It's man made. And I don't need to practice life. I'm living my life. And I am a strong believer in doing what makes YOU happy. I don't...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    i believe in god i do pray

    but i dont go to church.. everyone is different god knows my heart and desires.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015
    Moonage Moonage
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016
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