A recent conversation with my wonderfully introspective, intelligent, open-minded boyfriend led me to think about spirituality… and as a writer I think that is something important. I should have something to say with my writing, aside from just random word vomit with very little actual purpose.
Personally, I feel that the utmost goal in life is to change the world around me in a positive way. To change the hearts of people I come across, and to somehow better the souls and spirits of others by being an example of light and positivity. I write because I have to… because I want my words to reach a multitude of people in hopes of somehow changing their world perspective in a positive way.
I grew up going to church twice per week. I wholeheartedly believed in the Christian idea of God and that Jesus Christ was his son sent down from Heaven to save us from our sins. I no longer necessarily believe that. I can’t say whether it is true or not, because I have no idea. And I have changed my views to not have faith in it any longer.
I have faith, though, that there is something quite unexplainable about who we are… what makes us tick… what makes us love, and feel. We have souls, and I believe they are on a journey and have some purpose in this life, in this world. When you see strangers risking their lives to help each other in a crisis, or someone simply removing their own jacket to give to a homeless person without being asked… there is something there that is beyond our physical bodies.
I don’t know what it is, nor do I pretend to. I do believe that we should make an attempt to follow the Golden Rule–treat each other as we would like to be treated. I believe that we should look at the world and our fellow creatures with understanding and peace, as much as we can. I believe we are on a journey and should always look for ways to improve our souls, our inner selves.
For me personally, good writing will reveal a truth about the human condition… it will move you deep down in a place that you might not have a word for (soul, inner self, whatever you wish to call it)… in order to write this way you have to have some sort of understanding of the fact that we are more than a physical shell. Perhaps, like me, you don’t believe in “God” or the fact that Jesus Christ was the actual “Son of God”… but you more than likely understand that there is something complex and deeply powerful going on as far as humanity is concerned.
These are my thoughts anyway. 🙂 Feel free to share yours–in the most respectful, peaceful way, of course! Ignorant, hateful Internet comments are poisonous, in my opinion, and aren’t tolerated at all. Out with the trolls! 🙂