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Seeking Truth

I had just formally renounced Christianity, citing an inability to believe in a God who would create humans only to sentence the majority of them to an eternity of pain and suffering – among other issues I have with traditional Christian beliefs. I knew in my heart that love was the most important thing in this world, and the only thing worth pursuing. I was reading everything I could find on eastern and pagan religions, and searching for anything else that emphasized respect for the natural world and love. I was trying to fill the void that leaving my religion of 30+ years had left. One by one I tried to fit myself into each of them, but for one reason or another, none of them felt right.

Then one day when I was desperately searching the internet for something else to try, I heard a still, small voice say:

Stop looking everywhere else; everything you need is inside you.

And that’s where I found peace. I instinctively knew this was my answer. I don’t need to be part of an organized religion or belief system. I can simply choose to walk in love and compassion toward all things, and listen to the Source (the Divine, the Great Spirit, my higher self, or whatever else people may call it) for guidance. So I’ve been doing this for the past 6 months or so – watching for synchronicity, reading books that have jumped out at me, trusting my intuition. And I have found a greater peace than I have ever known. My life is full of the joy of Being and I am growing in compassion toward all things. This is my Path.

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4 comments on “Seeking Truth

  1. Very well put. In Britain we call it Humanism.

  2. This post rings true for me. I felt the same way years ago when I kept searching through different religions trying to find out what I believed in. The more I searched, the more confused I became. I guess I felt that I needed to have a set of beliefs nailed down like Christianity taught me. It was when I stopped trying to have all the answers that peace came to me.

    • Exactly, Noel! I think I felt like I had to have my beliefs rigidly defined so I knew if I was living the “right” way. Now I understand that there is no right way; there are only choices and outcomes. I live a peaceful life and have no fear of death. It’s truly wonderful.

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