I am not religious.
I do not believe in god.
Well I do… but I believe we are each our own God.
Life is what YOU make of it.
I do not depend on a deity to make my day good.
Nor do I blame it when something goes wrong.
I don’t pray to will and hope for things to happen.
I go out and make it happen.
I hold myself accountable for my own life.
My faith is in myself.
I try to experience the world pass what my eyes see.
I try to be observant and notice everything around me.
I try to be mindful of everyone and everything.
I try to be understanding of everyone’s opinions.
I try to be compassionate and dig for rooted truths.
I try to be insightful and ask deeper questions.
I try to respect that everyone has had completely different experiences in life.
I am the person I am today due to MY past experiences and decisions.
Everyone is the person they are today due to THEIR past experiences and decisions.
We are constantly interacting with other people, with nature, with technology…
We are all connected.
To each other. To the universe.
United, we are all one.
Spirituality is essentially the search for connectedness, meaning, purpose, and contribution.
Everything you see, touch, do, say and feel will affect something or someone around us.
Be aware that gestures or words you think is insignificant may affect someone greatly.
That’s how you suddenly feel so connected to the universe.
That’s how you develop a deeper sense of meaning.
That’s how you develop compassion.
That’s how you strengthen your mental well-being.
If you aren’t strong mentally, you won’t be able to deal with what life may throw at you.
Surface level activities will drag you down to your demons.
You won’t be able to comprehend hidden meanings…
… clouded by brain fog and negativity.
You strengthen your psych with knowledge.
By asking questions and understanding.
You learn to not allow external sources dictate your emotions.
Because you realize it all comes from within.
When you begin to develop a philosophical approach to life,
positive attitudes, compassion and gratitude will flourish.
You will realize how amazing it is to be alive.
… how rare it is that we were even given this opportunity to live and breathe.
Your psychological wealth will increase immeasurably.
You will gain new perspectives.
You will unearth clarity.
You will secure hope.
The world is constantly changing, so we must be constantly growing.
If you aren’t adaptable, you will be left behind.
I grow by continuously questioning myself and questioning life.
I am on a never-ending quest of self-growth.
Because I know happiness first comes from within.
My path should not fall under the influence of others and society.
My world is only what I perceive of it.
Happiness first comes from within. It is natural for happiness to ebb and flow with life but …the world is what you make of it.
Spirituality: “The intrinsic human capacity for self-transcendence, in which the self is embedded in something greater than the self, including the sacred.”
It doesn’t matter where you find YOUR spirituality.
You may find it through religion, meditation, yoga or through yourself.
But find it.