I guess I don’t require much from my spirituality. While I allow spiritual concepts of one kind or another to guide everything I do, I can’t point to very many spiritual concepts that I consider important.
But there are a few. I require my brand of spirituality to always respect rather than cast aside, to build communities, lives and a better world while destroying as little as possible and to focus more on the personal than on some church’s or religion’s rules or policies. I also believe that I am not separate from God in any way. While I might draw some distinctions between myself and God for the purposes of conversation, I believe that everyone is a little piece of God.
My most frequent statement when confronting the specifics of religion — and spirituality too — is…
It doesn’t matter to me.
I don’t reject the Christian idea of Jesus’ virgin birth; I don’t find it likely, but I believe it is possible. It doesn’t matter to me. Reincarnation? I reject the word and believe the concept is fascinating, but it doesn’t matter to me.
When this life is complete for me, I’ll explore the options the universe presents to me then.
My spirituality is very important to me, though, and it’s not something I can stay silent about.
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