Non Religious Spirituality
Non Religious Spirituality represents spiritual works and practices that reject every traditional religions. People who consider themselves followers of Non Religious Spirituality call themselves Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR). This term defines people who are considered unchurched, freethinkers, spiritually eclectic, etc.
Non Religious Spirituality
Non Religious Spirituality exists. People can be spiritual, but not religious. They can practice certain spiritual practices, without following every rule of the religion or culture that it is coming from. Spirituality is different than religion in so many ways. Also it means freedom. While religion is full of rules that we have to obey. Spirituality allows you to discover the truth. While religion gives you the truth and forces you to accept it. Also spirituality is about love, loving yourself and everything around. Religion is telling you to love God.
These huge differences leaded to the appearance of NRS. When the first religions started to develop, spirituality and religion were synonyms. But when religion became more and more filled with rules and restrictions for spiritual growth, people started to separate the two terms. It started to develop.
SBNR – Spiritual But Not Religious
Being spiritual but not religious is easy. And full of freedom. You have to love people around you, every creation and take care of them. Spirituality teaches us that we are connected to everything and everyone. When we hate someone or destroy something, it is a part of us that we hate or destroy. SBNR people practice spiritual works everyday to connect with their higher selves. Following a NRS practice means experiencing freedom. You can do what you love and feel right. If you love others, then anything you do, will harm none.
Religious people tend to do good because they will get something in return. If you are good and do good things, you will be in Heaven. If you are bad, you are going to hell. We all know that. Spirituality is different. It doesn’t tell you to do good or bad. Do what you want, but do it while you love and respect everything around you. Do good for others without expecting anything. The Non Religious Spirituality followers have the courage to read books and study about other religions and their spiritual practices. Religious people are denied to follow other religions. The problem is that nowadays religions have to many rules that are not helping but making it difficult to grow spiritually. This is why Non Religious Spirituality is more and more popular. You are spiritual or religious? Maybe both?