Being religious is different from being spiritual. It means subscribing to the tenets of one’s religion. It also means having fear of divine punishment, of reprisal from divine forces. This fear necessitates one to believe, to practise laid-out norms. Spirituality, on the other hand, is complete freedom, shackle-free. It is a state of happiness and of complete detachment too. For further freedom of your expression, you may choose the profession of your choice as that will help you to discover your abilities. Within that profession, you can touch your true self. You can set your programs accordingly and take action. This system can re-energize you to face life’s challenges.
If you feel that you are being dictated to do something, you may not be able to express yourself whether that dictation may be in terms of your religion, your circumstances or wishes of your elders in your family. You may have to be specific in your targets and command convincing power to bring about the conflicting views to your terms. If your body, mind and soul are in harmony and in complete unison, you can accomplish your target. That is ultimate freedom.
Just as you value your right to choose and live in the manner you want to, you must respect others’ right to choose and live the way they wish to. Freedom does not choose, it discovers. You need not be an ascetic, renounce life, be anti-life and go to the mountains. In the now and here and in the daily transaction life lie true spirituality and devotion – you may carry on with full sincerity to yourself as well as to others without affecting them injudiciously. You must enjoy all good things that life has so offer and believe that by enjoying life in that way, you are assisting others too to enjoy their life in the way they wish.
Be Happy – Do What You Wish To Do