My SpiritualityI like to identify myself as spiritual, not religious. I was raised in Catholicism & although I can appreciate being brought up in religion, as an adult I believe that God is much bigger than any one religion.
I have had negative experiences in religion- exclusivity, judgement, condemnation. The whole experience of "We are right so they must be wrong" does not feel good; even when I was on the "right" side.
I want to accept people where they are, no matter their beliefs & I want to feel the same acceptance. I want to experience the goodness of others & show peace in return no matter what name they have for God. I do believe that God is a personal experience & if you can be open to that & tap into it then you can experience that peace that surpasses human understanding. I do believe there is one God that manifests itself through us so each one of us has our own individual experience of God.
I am open to learning from all types of avenues: Religion, Science, Philosophy, Life- but if it doesn't apply, I let it fly.
If it does not resonate with my heart & soul, I can let it go.
I am aware that I don't have all the answers but that's ok, it is the seeking that is the gift today.
Everyday is an opportunity to grow.
That is my peace.
That is my spirituality.