Tell me if this sounds familiar: church was never your thing. Churches turn you off.
Maybe you swore off of them, or maybe you never really went in the first place.
But you still get this feeling, every once in a while, that there is something bigger out there. You’re not willing to say it’s God. It might be. But maybe not.
A lot of people feel this way. Even as church seems more and more outdated, people continue to feel the same sense of spiritual longing. Without being religious at all, you can have moments of profound spirituality, or a desire for them.
Those moments are powerful.
That’s the allure of religion. Even when it might seem outdated, organized religion provides a structure that the individual can use to pursue those deep questions and moments of clarity. The trick is that so many religions don’t do that, or don’t do it well. They might bundle it with a conservative or fundamentalist message, with hate language, or with unrealistic beliefs.
In my own search for a better spirituality, I adopted an apprenticeship path. I was privileged to learn from some of the greatest teachers in several religious traditions, and then to help found a temple that offers an apprenticeship program of its own. To me, this was exceedingly helpful.
But one of the most important things I learned is that we carry our spirituality within us. You don’t need all those trappings to find your truth.
Each and every individual has the ability to connect with the spiritual. This can happen in beautiful natural places, where sacredness seems to imbue the land. It can happen when you’re alone, when the world feels most alive. It can even happen spontaneously.
The sense I get is that most people don’t know how to seek out those moments, how to call upon them at will, how to meet the divine.
But it isn’t hard.
That’s why, after carefully considering reader suggestions, I’ve decided to write my first ebook: Walk Like a God.
Walk Like a God will be a simple how-to, taking those glimpses of spirituality and bringing them to life. It will help you find spiritual experiences and connect to them without doctrine, church or scripture. It is a practical book, for thoughtful types.
I expect the book will be available in mid-June. If you’re searching for your own spirituality, I hope you’ll consider reading it.
Will this book be useful to you? Let me know in the comments below.
edit: Walk Like a God is now available! Check it out.