I Say A Little Prayer For You by Christine on Flickr
I won't try to change you- that's not what this is about. This is my way of shouting from the rooftop that I have found an abundance of joy in my beliefs, and it's taken me a lot of soul-searching to find my path but I feel like I've finally figured it out FOR MYSELF. It's not a path I blindly follow because it was laid out for me by my family, a church, or society. It is something that I've put together piece by piece as I learned lessons and gathered truths throughout this life.
~free~ by AlicePopkorn on Flickr
Religion has been a hot topic in my mind ever since I was old enough to think for myself. My quest to learn more about spirituality and has led me to experience feelings of fascination, horror, curiosity, and inspiration. And now, I have come to the freeing realization that we can decide for ourselves what we want to believe. Essentially, I grew up in church, began to ask questions, lost my faith, and slowly sought out the knowledge I needed to build it back up again to where I could TRULY believe it. It's as if I have taken down a painting of the sky so that I could knock out the wall that was obstructing my view of the actual sunshine right outside my house.
Azure and Crimson Twilight by Eden Brackstone on Flickr
Like I said before, I'm not into converting people. I think that if they believe something to be true, they'll come willingly. That's why I'm not even going to tell you what I believe. Instead, I'll just tell you that I believe something. It doesn't cause me to denounce science or condemn other human beings, but it is something that enhances my life and helps me see a purpose in all of this.
Christians Protect Praying Muslims During Protests in Egypt
Do you believe in something? I dare you to answer. I know it's not considered a polite topic, but it doesn't have to be that way. Can we agree to love and accept each other, no matter what our beliefs may be?