Spirituality means different things to different people. What does it mean for you? Either way, it is a way to find inner peace.
We are all full of doubts. All of us put across a strong face in front of the world. Why do we do this? It is because the world will not care about the feelings, doubts, fears that we have hidden beneath the confident face of ours.
To seek clarity about the matters which bother us, some of us seek solace in God and some of us don’t. The objective of this piece is to look at both sides of the coin.
The believers have their own spirituality
People who believe in God do so because they feel connected to a power which they believe controls their life-at least in bad times. In good times, people feel that they are the ones who have created the good times. In bad times, most people would attribute their pain and ill fortune to destiny. They feel that the good times are in their control and the bad times are not. The bad times are because of destiny. They believe that God will play as the negotiator between them and their destiny. The underlying assumption is that since God is the creator of their individual destinies, he must somehow have the power to alter it, if they prayed enough to him and are able to influence him through the ‘prayer’.
The atheists have their own spirituality
People do not believe in the existence of God, the so called atheists, do not believe either that they can control the events of their life completely. They rationalize that there is no God and the universe is an evolutionary mechanism where some things happen by themselves and some things happen because of their actions. However, they can never quite pinpoint which actions are inside and which ones are outside their ‘control’. Therefore, they are always trying to balance this equation in their minds during the course of their lives.
You may belong to either to these two schools of thought you may have found your idea of God- eventually you must find your personal way to make peace with yourself. We do not know why we come into this planet. However, our lives would be much more peaceful and happier if we are able to reconcile the events of our life into one system of thinking.
If you believe in God and it brings you peace, please continue to believe in God. You have nothing to prove to the atheists. If you do not believe in God and have figured a scientific, reason driven approach to life-which brings you peace, you have nothing to prove to the believers.
Be at peace. Peace is at the foundation of happiness.
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