17 Signposts About Shedding Religion And Moving Forward

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17 Signposts About Shedding Religion And Moving Forward:

1. Make peace with your religious past.
2. Take responsibility for your spiritual journey.
3. Dissolve the line between “sacred” and “secular”.
4. Listen to and trust your inner voice.


5. Look past the labels and differences, and relate to the deepest reality in other human beings.
6. Your humanity is not an obstacle to but a vehicle of then truth of who you are.
7. Don’t strive to achieve or build a persona around being an enlightened person or spiritually superior.
8. Become a geologian – exploring the rhythm and flow of life in relationship to the phenomena of the physical world.
9. Expand what it means to be “present” – explore your spiritual aura and energy.
10. Address the root of your suffering.
11. Awaken and live from your inner passion.
12. Explore the connection between spirituality and sexuality.
13. Expand your relational world beyond religious sub-culture.
14. Don’t create a new religion out of your latest discovery.
15. Assume every human being knows something you need to know.
16. Don’t latch onto the latest guru – learn from everybody but consider yourself to be your own guru.
17. Read something other than spiritual/religious books.

Latest Comments

  1. Tadhg says:

    Thanks for (even more) great words. I like them all, but especially #17. It’s cool to read books on overtly spiritual themes, but I really also find reading ‘travel writing’ and journal books amazing – Bear Grylls scaling some mountain and fasting challenges, Ed Stafford walkng the Amazon and facing danger and deprivation and overcoming, Annie Dillard writing about her experiences living in remote US areas or Cheryl Strayed walking the……[umm temporarily forgot] and seeing all sorts of awesome things in nature. But, you’re right……read other books additionally to get a great appreciation on God’s gift of life in all its abundance and variety. Thanks for sharing.

  2. cynthia smith says:

    I think all of those things should be practiced by the religious person also, except for #1.

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