The differences between Spirituality and Religion

These two concepts and realities have a symbiotic relationship but they can out maneovre each other.Someone said Religion is for those who want to avoid Hell and Spirituality is for those who have been there! Spiritual identity is forged as we listen to what arises within us past the anger and bitterness and hate.As we catch the wisps of hope and love and faith that engage the higher more evolved mind that has processed disappointment,betrayal,disillusionment and still sees the beauty and wonder of Life, we breathe different air.
To be spiritual is to seek authenticity and to be able to hold polarity and sometimes contradiction.To be religious is to belong to a specific faith community and to experience a relationship to sacred text and community that re inforces that.That happens with some Religious communities in a way that excludes and diminishes others or includes and celebrates them.

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