Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Which box do I check?

Over the years I've heard people state how they are not religious but instead spiritual. At this I used to roll my eyes. I would think what's the point of being spiritual if not religious. Aren't they synonymous?

Actually, they are not one and the same. Religiousness is a reference to traditions, while spirituality connotes personal connections with our Gods/beliefs/universe without a necessary commitment to traditional confines.

Well, I know I am not religious. And perhaps I'm spiritual. But thoughtful seems to be the more accurate description of what I am.

Is there a box I can check for THOUGHTFULNESS? Thoughtful of my impact. Thoughtful of my actions. Thoughtful of the possibilities.