Structures and Beyond Structures
What do you think about when you hear the words spirituality or religion? These words can mean very different things to different people. Some may think they are already spiritual based on their religious practices. Others can feel triggered by the very word spirituality, thinking that it connotes religious practice. Religion can be spiritual, however, this is not always the case. Indeed, religion and spirituality today seem very often incompatible. Many religious people are not spiritual at all, and many spiritual people are not religious. Religion for many is about faith, ritual, community, formal traditions – more about conformity than about open mindedness. Spirituality, on the other hand, is about transcendence and free spiritedness, unique to each person – a transformative and eye-opening journey. Often people seem to need to develop their soul connection separate from their religious practice.
Join us for a fascinating discussion on the compatibility of religion and spirituality. Is there a way to fuse the two? Is spirituality stifled by organized religion, peer pressure and the strict adherence to the minutia of religious practices? Can religion be experienced in a way that frees your soul and allows you to spread your wings, celebrate your individuality and actualize your full potential?