Religion and Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality

Elements of Empowerment from the 27th Transformational Agenda Magazine: ‘Religion and Spirituality

* note: This is the seventh of nine articles which together make up the “Self-Analysis Tool”. See directions at end of article.

Religion and Spirituality
Spiritually healthy people come from a variety of belief systems (religions) and
backgrounds and often find their lives more meaningful and joyful; their days are filled with purpose and passion, and their relationships are more satisfactory and intimate.

• Are you a believer?

Most African Americans are joyously Christian. We were both allowed to and encouraged to embrace Christianity as enslaved Africans in America. Living in America, a country deeply committed to freedom of choice and practice of religion, allows us to live in peace regardless of our religious beliefs.

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• Do you live the Golden Rule?

Fortunately, most find that the basic teachings of every religion are greatly similar. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” says Christianity. “What is hateful to you; do not to your fellow man. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary,” says Judaism. “No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself,” says Islam. ”Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful,” says Buddhism. “Blessed is he who preferred his brother before himself,” says Baha’i.

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• Do you nurture your spirit?

Some separate religion from spirituality, although most religious persons are and consider themselves spiritual, and most who define themselves as spiritual but not religious report a belief in God. Even those who reject all religion generally believe in expressing love through actions and thoughts. Essentially everyone today recognizes the great value of prayer, meditation, yoga, and communing with nature. They provide us with sacred time apart from the rush of our everyday lives, and these practices can strengthen the connections between our mind, body, and spirit.

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Taking time for your religious and/or spiritual well-being is time well spent. For billions of people, faith and religious practice is at the very core of their being and they find peace and satisfaction in their religious practices.

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Read this article for a better understanding before using the ‘Self-Analysis Tool’:
Introduction: Making Your LEAP in Empowerment Easy, Quick & Successful

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