Spiritual Guidance

Something that struck a nerve with me and has forever been an internal battle in my mind: Religion. ~ the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. ~ a particular system of faith and worship. ~ a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.  Hmmmmm.  How does that word make me feel?  ~ Uncomfortable.  What does that word mean… to me?  I am Jewish.  What does that mean?  Am I programmed a certain way, suppose to believe in something or someone particular?  Why am I labeled Jewish?  Because my parents are…my parents decided for me…  Why is anyone “labeled” anything?  Isn’t religion an internal or personal feeling or belief?  Since I watched this video, it has stuck in my head…it has created questions, just what I need is more questions in my head…*sigh*…more to think about…  Jim hit the nail right on the head in as far as church and what it is suppose to be.  Days later, Rich and Jeremy bring up exactly what Jim talked about and remind me of my own questions about this whole topic.  Why do we have to fit into a label?  Why do I have to be Jewish…or Catholic?  Why can’t I just be me and live from the guidance of God?  Why do I have to pay my dues to be a part of the Temple or be baptized to be a part of the church?  Why can’t I just be an unlabeled me and strive to be the best I can be every day?  I am really enjoying the lessons I have been learning and the people I have been meeting.  I want to share what I learn with everyone and it is not under the label of anything, no hidden agenda…just living from a happy, pure heart, learning how to perpetuate loving thy fellow man…giving more getting more…an attitude of gratitude, happiness, fulfillment and harmony.


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