Some Things I Did, Exploring Spirituality Beyond Institutional Religion:
I made peace with my religious past.
I took responsibility for my spiritual journey.
I stopped dividing up the world into “sacred” and “secular”.
I began listening to and trusting my inner voice.
I started looking past the externals, and relating to the deepest reality I knew was present in every human being.
I quit making my humanity the enemy.
I resisted the need to build a persona around being an enlightened person.
I opened myself to the rhythm and flow of life in nature.
I explored what it meant to truly be “present” in life and became a student of my spiritual aura and energy.
I focused on addressing the root of my suffering.
I paid attention to my deepest desires and passions.
I sought to cast off my fictitious self, and be an authentic and fully-expressed me.
I explored the connection between spirituality and sexuality.
I expanded my relational world beyond religious sub-culture.
I resisted creating a new religion out of my latest discovery.
I operated with the assumption that every human being knew something I needed to know.
I resisted latching onto the latest guru, and began seeing all people as my teachers.
I explored new fields and areas of interest that were largely unknown to me.
I gave up the idea of needing to accomplish some epic thing for God.
I approached my life as a reality I was free to create.
I became interested and involved in the lives of people I encountered naturally along the everyday paths of my life.