The Difference Between Religion and Spirituality
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What is spirituality?
Spirituality is something that’s talked about a lot but is often misunderstood. Many people think that spirituality and religion are the same thing, and so they bring their beliefs and prejudices about religion to discussions about spirituality. Though all religions emphasize spiritualism as being part of faith, you can be ‘spiritual’ without being religious or a member of an organized religion.
What’s the difference between religion and spirituality?
There are some pretty clear ways in which religion and spirituality differ.
Religion: This is a specific set of organized beliefs and practices, usually shared by a community or group.
Spirituality: This is more of an individual practice, and has to do with having a sense of peace and purpose. It also relates to the process of developing beliefs around the meaning of life and connection with others, without any set spiritual values.
One way to understand the relationship…
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