Do either the liberals or the conservatives have a claim on spirituality?
An Earful of Chatter, with Plenty of Prejudice
Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk; that is all we hear these days!
Opinions, perceptions, judgment, condemnation–it is enough to spiral us down to the deepest depths of negativity! And then, as negativity always does, we begin to question our own values and truth. Who is right and who is wrong? Is there something wrong with me? Then the big question:
How would spirituality guide us?
There are many philosophies and spiritual belief systems throughout the world. Although we use different languages and methodologies, there are common threads with these various systems. One is love: All speak to Love being all-encompassing, the source of all that is. Love should drive us, inspire us, motivate us into action. It ignites our soul and generates compassion.
Second are Universal Laws. All systems share some natural belief system that speaks to integrity, morality, and physicality guiding us through this “thing we call life!” We learn of these laws through sutras, stories, or metaphysical concepts. For example, all speak to the Law of Cause and Effect or the Law of Containment, though presented differently. Actions and choices we make produce a result.
Energy left unconstrained produces chaos. So, taking these two concepts (there are far too many to discuss in one article) of love and universal laws, how do we justify our own belief system as to whether we are liberal or conservative? And, can we find Spirituality in both points of view?
Where Do We Find Spirituality?
One could say spirituality is found in neither, yet found in both! Two methodologies wanting similar results. All people want love; all people want freedom; all people want happiness, justice, and balance in their lives. Liberalism also believes strongly in equality and freedom for all. Oftentimes, being referred to as “bleeding-hearts,” they are willing to take whatever action needed based on compassion, sometimes at their own expense, to make sure that human rights are respected and given to all. It is expansive.
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