Being cynical can be a good thing, But don’t let cynicism take away your spirituality. Look at the world carefully, go beyond everything you’re told and have faith because Life is beautiful.
Faith and spirituality don’t always have to equate with religion. Sometimes you need to have faith in people- in your family and friends, in random strangers who all have the potential to do great things. Sometimes you just need to have faith in the universe- life existed before you and will continue to exist after you are gone. Sometimes you need to have faith in God- the one who knows you on every possible level and loves you for who you are. Spirituality gives hope that there is something greater than you- whether it is God, or nature, or life in general.
It’s hard to see the world in that light. We’ve been trapped for so long in our own little universes in which we stand at the center of each. Me. Me. Me. That is what we see. I want to go to college. I want to go to med school. I want to make a difference. Even when we are trying to help, our most basic instinct is to satisfy our own desires. But when does it end? When isn’t it about us? Is religion supposed to cure that?
But I don’t want to be caught up in the rules and order of religion. No one knows for sure which religion is the “right one” but I don’t think that matters. I think what matters is your faith, regardless of your religion. Faith is believing when you really don’t know the answer for sure. It’s hope, it’s trust, it’s belief. Having faith is beautiful, because it gives you hope– it gives you something to look forward to every day.
I have to open my world. See beyond my universe with only myself standing at the center and have faith in life, in nature, in God, in people. I don’t have the answers to life’s questions, but that is the mystery that inspires me to wake up every day and explore this world a little bit more.