I grew up in a christian home, and until I was 18 I accepted christian beliefs and teaching as truth. After turning 18 I began experiencing things that led me to question what I had been taught. I have found too many holes in christian teachings now for me to accept them as complete truth. This has caused problems for me because I also always believed that your beliefs define who you are.
I am now in a search for truth, a search that has led me to study many different beliefs though none seem to quite feel right. Since I have yet to find a set of beliefs, I have resorted to merely searching for what I call my inner truth. I rely on an array of quotes and teachings from different belief systems to guide me on how to live. Many of which include native american, buddhist, and new age beliefs. I examine each teaching I come across very carefully to determine its value to me. I implement universal religious methods (such as meditation) as tools for me to make my way through each possibility. I hope that one day I can come to peace with my inner self through finding truth, enlightenment, and joy.