What is religion ?
Religion is based on precepts which are established by its founders. It is a belief system and it encourages people to follow a set of rules. Religion is following the messenger, the founder or the leader.
There are good and evil followers in any religion. Religion cannot be defined by your attendance at your religious place, church, mosque or temple.
According to the Dalai Lama “The only religion consists of having a good heart”.
What is spirituality ?
Spirituality is about connecting to your higher self through your guidance and judgment. You uncover meanings through your experiences. Its purpose is to improve inner guidance through trust.
You are not forced to follow rules but you follow your own heart with your own judgement. You have every right to clear your own doubts.
Spirituality vs Religion.
Spirituality doesn’t come from religion. It comes from your soul.
Due to human imperfection religion has become biased, corrupt and political. But religion is meant to drive us towards spirituality.
Spirituality is your own relationship with the divine but religion is a crowd control.
What is more important is your actions and morals. How you behave with empathy and kindness determines your morals. Being honest to yourself determines what is right and what is wrong.
So there is no need to put yourself inside boundaries which someone else has created. Aren’t you wise enough to know what is right and what is wrong?
Being kind to yourself should be your starting point. Be kind to yourself and be kind to people around you. Be empathetic and help each other. Spread love everywhere around. Love animals and nature. Speak kind words and encourage people around you. Keep yourself happy without hurting or harming anybody else.
Respect other religions.
It is important to respect all religions around the world. You might not believe or not agree with the teachings of some religions. But respect others’ choices and their beliefs. Avoid making harsh comments about the religions which you do not want to believe.
It is always good to educate yourself about the religions around your society. Ask questions and make yourself clear about their teachings. You don’t need to make barriers to any religion.
Be empathetic and spread the love around. It doesn’t matter which religion you believe or how spiritual you are. What is important is being a nice person to yourself and to others around you. Your actions would symbolize how good your religion is and how pure your heart is. So let your actions bring a smile on someone’s face every day.
Believe in yourself more than anything else. Work hard and try hard. You will have faith in yourself. Be content with everything in your life but dream big too. Be kind and be humble.
Accept the simple way of life and accept the simple truth of life. They say ‘ sometimes you win and sometimes you learn ‘.
Love deeply and think deeply. You will get closer to your own soul. Live in the moment and practice mindfulness. You will accept the truth of life.
Be spiritual and make the right decisions in life.