100 Days of Writing – Day Eight

Explore your spirituality

What does spirituality mean to you?

The root word of spirituality is “spirit” and I contemplate what this means on both a personal and worldly plane.

I, first of all, believe in a creation much bigger than myself. Some choose to call this being a “Higher Power”, some say “God”, and there are any one of a number of other terms that people can be heard using. Over the past twenty years or so, my ideas on all that have changed greatly. My personal belief system is that there are many paths to the mountain top. So much of what we believe on a spiritual level can be attributed to ancestry, geography, and so many other factors. Above all else, I don’t think it’s my place to tell anyone else what their spiritual beliefs should be. To each his/her own.

I had what I will call a “spiritual awakening” nearly twenty years ago that is still in progress to this day. My involvement in a twelve-step program led me to a deeper understanding of myself and as a result, my personal spirit. I do faithfully believe there is a God and that God watches over all. We all do have free will to do with as we wish and some of the things we find ourselves doing can block us off from the sunlight of that spirit. One of my daily goals is to turn my selfish self-will over to the God of my understanding and ask for the guidance, wisdom, and strength to do what He would have me to do.

Do I still make mistakes? Yes, I am still very human. But I’m also aware that a part of spiritual growth is to realize the mistakes we all tend to make and make amends where called for and try to learn important lessons along the way so that the same mistakes don’t become habits.

I could continue to write on this topic for quite some time, but for now that’s all I have to say…to be continued.

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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