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Spirituality & Religious Expression

Quite often we confuse spirituality with religious expression.

Spirituality

Spirituality is descriptive of an individual’s ability to connect with her own center of Stillness, while recognizing that same Source in Other and while, ideally, being able to maintain an understanding about her unique role in affirming the sacred Whole. ┬áSpirituality is esoteric in nature.

Religious expression is the manner in which an individual may elect to express her spirituality, through the observation and establishment of given rituals and rites, in the context of community-at-large. ┬áReligious expression is generally exoteric and usually observed through one of society’s many established faith traditions.