How to Look for Genuine Spirituality When Your Religion Can’t Give It to You
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD
Transpersonal and positive psychology
The question is how to look for genuine spirituality when your religion cannot give it to you?
Through interactions and interviews with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, I have come to notice that many of them have one theme in common. Whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other religious background, many people have specific spiritual questions that are similar in nature.
Why is it that sometimes I feel like my religion is giving me junk food for the soul? Why does my religion confuse me about God, give me a sense of mandatory optimism and encourage me to deny my truth about how I really feel? And why do I sometimes feel like these confusing messages are encouraging me to betray myself?
Comment of Cleth
Religion never fails in providing genuine spirituali¬ty.
It must be the source, the standard, the way to divine spirituali¬ty.
The believers who fail are perhaps those who do not read the Holy Books and especially not translatin¬g their meanings into practice.
If the Holy Spirit cannot illumune our mind, who else among mankind can?
Spirituali¬ty cannot be found anywhere else.
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“Therefore if we say that this meeting is heavenly, it is true. Why? Because we have no other desire except for that which comes from God. We have no other object save the commemoration of God.
Some of the people of the earth desire conquest over others: some of them are longing for rest and ease; others desire a high position; some desire to become famous: — thank God our desire is for spirituality and for union with God” (Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 46)
It sounds so funny
Religion without giving