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October 24, 2012

 SPIRITUALITY for You and Me

Spirituality is often confused with religion and yet it is everything but that. Simply speaking Religion is an organized faith aiming to reach spirituality to every person irrespective of his/her education level, wealth, caste, creed, nationality.

 

The need for religion arose when the people on earth encountered the challenge of living in harmony under the growing pressures of everyday survival. The prophets delivered the religious scriptures to people in various parts of the world, in different languages and under different names. That is how we have so many different religions although the original messages of all are the same.

Some rituals were developed to make the rules of living universally accepted for the believers of the particular religions. And if we can leave apart the excesses and fanaticism, religion per say is a means to help us get in touch with our spiritual.

However, as science grew on the world, and as some aspects of religion were made into superstitions for personal gain of a few, man gradually became distanced from his own spirituality.

Spirituality simply put, is WHO WE ARE. It is our real essence our truth that we are spirits/souls having human experience for certain purpose. So when we talk about spirituality, it is US. And since there is a purpose for every birth, our life circumstances are charted out to be conducive for the fulfillment of our purpose.

Our grooming from the time we are born, however, takes us further and further away from our true essence and forces us to believe that we are our education, status, assets, promotions and relationships. Hardly any attempt is made in homes or schools or in society at large to help us get in touch with ourselves and our purpose.

The path of life with its relationships in myriad forms comes with its share of conflicts and the resulting pain. The pain is simply our opportunity to learn our lessons and be closer to our purpose. In the absence of this understanding, we deal with the pain using the same tools that caused it in the first place. The result is more confusing and painful as it may take us further away from our purpose and healing.
We all need a guide to help us get in touch with our higher self and that is our spirituality. 

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