Is There A Difference Between Religion And Spirituality?
To me personally there is a difference. For the most part I see religion as the teaching of a man, based upon his interpretations, of his beliefs as to how God would interpret and respond to our human actions and behaviours.
I see spirituality as our personal interaction with our higher power – free from the interpretation of another man.
So what does that mean?
In the world we live in we invest a great deal of “WHO WE ARE” into our beliefs. Whether we manifest them our self or whether we accept the teaching of others. Once we buy into these beliefs, they become our beliefs, and we aren’t about to give them up lightly. If we did we would be admitting we were wrong – and to be honest – NO ONE – likes to do that!
So is one “RIGHT” – again it all depends on your belief.
The good news is that all religion was created and based upon the teaching of compassion for others. So if you are really a religious person – you are a compassionate person – and that is a lovely quality to have. If you are a spiritual person you believe we are all one, and therefore you would cause no harm to others. Another great trait!
So while there are differences – between religion and spirituality the end result is basically the same – teach others as you would have others treat you!
Below is an interesting article written by Dejan Davchevski – enjoy!
7 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
By Dejan Davchevski, November 24, 2014
A lot of people mistake Spirituality for Religion or some mysterious, supernatural occurrence. Some even think of it as a sect but this is because of their lack of knowledge and their fear of being manipulated.
If we move past this and try to study and understand what spirituality actually is, we’ll come to a realization that it is nothing mysterious or supernatural nor in any way connected to a sect of any kind.
These 7 differences between Religion and Spirituality will help you understand what Spirituality actually is…
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