Spirituality is the job part of being religious, or spiritual. It is an action. It is the visible evidence of our beliefs. Spiritual growth is something that we can all work on together. Each of us in our own ways utilize so many of the same techniques only they have different names. I have my beliefs, the belief that I know, for me, is true. It may or may not be the same for you. Even within families spirituality the act of living out our beliefs day to day is different. Spirituality is not a secular definition. It does not belong to any one group. It belongs to all of us.
It is the universalism of Spirituality that I embrace, the universalism I learn from, love and try to practice in every aspect of my life so that it represents my beliefs and faith. Your Faith may be different than mine but the one thing we all have in common is that we all have it.
I know many people to whom I owe so much to in my discoveries of my faith and spirituality. My hope is that they too will share in the discussions on this site.
For Christians, remember that Jesus did not cut himself off from the rest of the world he embraced it and loved it so much that he made his life about saving it. He sent Paul to do the same. This page is not about differences. It is about searching for what we have in common. If you are Native and you pray to the Creator or Tunkashila it is about how you commune and live out that path. Not the religion itself. For Bhudists I would ask you to share the same. HH the Dalai Lama, thank you, I have learned so much from you. This isn’t about Religions it is about living a spiritual life.
For all, please remember that this is a place to celebrate being a spiritual being, being a person who lives that out day to day and not just on a day they go to worship. It is not a place to debate what is right or wrong. It is a place to learn from one another. Please show respect for all.