I was in this great convo w/ Allie Brennan the other day and we ended up on the topic of religion. We seem to quite often as I’m a “card-carrying” Mormon and she’s atheist but finds religions fascinating.
She said something about how as she took religious studies classes in college, and at the basis of almost every religion was the basic idea of BE NICE and BELIEVE IN SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOU.
I like the idea that I’m both immensely important, and also very, very small. I get both from being religious. I see good where I normally wouldn’t, I feel grounded in who I was before this life, and who I will be after. WHY I’m here. The importance of doing things I love. Of finding balance in my life. Of keeping away that panicky feeling we sometimes get over both big and small things. I feel loved. I love myself – flaws and all.
I found something that works for me, so I stick with it. Friends I have find this same peace by running. Some through yoga. Some through writing. Some through simply being outside and really taking in this amazing world we live in.
I’m not standing here saying – YOU SHOULD GO TO CHURCH! lol. I just think people need something that grounds them. Some tool that helps them focus their thoughts and feelings.
I have mine.
What do you do to re-focus?
And also – because when I’m lazy and don’t feel like reading scriptures, I get lost in videos…
Happy Easter Everyone!