Are You Spiritual But Not Religious?

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Me too.
I think the writer makes a lot of assumptions about what spirituality is, but taking the question back to its bare bones I am certainly not religious and I am somewhat spiritual
But I accept that my actions on the spiritual path are less than they might be, less than they used to be.
Something to work on perhaps.
 
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Read the article & agree & identify with it. i'm open to look into, read & apply anything. Have developed my own system, practice & cosmology from all the various things that i have looked into, combined with my own knowledge & experience. i think that there is something in the idea that a syncretic Universal spirituality is forming on the planet, but that trend seems to have always been apparent throughout history. As i put in the other thread -

"i see us all primarily as human Beings, & i do feel that there is a lot to life, existence & who we really are - i do see the soul/spirit as being realities.

i like aspects of many things, comparative religion/mythology, esoteric/mystic/Gnostic, Shamanic, Magickal traditions, Theosophical, Perennial Philosophy, Universalist/Omnist & many others areas. There are many thousands of religions/sects/denominations, mythologies, systems, belief systems, cosmologies, practices, cultures, ideologies - & i don't really identify with any one particular thing."

i like to study different areas.
 
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I would definitely agree with this (and I think it's a great definition):
'Spirituality is really about how much we get out of our own way and allow ourselves to be guided by God'.

'Religion' seems to me to be very much about 'me' - how right 'I' am, how much truth 'I' have, how moral 'I' am, how 'my' interpretation of *insert religion here* is correct....... None of which is good.
 
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