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Are you trying to seek a deeper spiritual meaning in your life or are you content the way you are?

Asked by Polly_Math (1738points) December 15th, 2009
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How inquisitive are you as related to spiritual/religious matters?

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Blackberry's avatar

I’m very content with my beliefs and amount of spiritualness(which is like…none lol). I’m pretty much set in my ways when it comes to my beliefs on this stuff and it’s not going to change unless I physically see jesus come back to life and turn water into wine before my eyes lol.

Cotton101's avatar

Polly, always seeking a deeper spirtual meaning in my life and will never be content the way i’m. Have LOTS of improving to do. Everyday is a challenge to be a better person. To be more open-minded and seek the higher road with my fellowman. Having said that, I’m a happy person and not frustrated with who I’m, just know there is room for improvement.

JLeslie's avatar

No, I am not seeking.

Silhouette's avatar

I’m still exploring the possibilities and I don’t see an end to my journey until I’m returned to the earth from whence I came.

azlotto's avatar

I’m ok with it…Great question.

_Jade_'s avatar

I think life itself is a continuous search for some kind of spiritual completeness. Not necessarily a religious type spiritual completeness. But humans are seekers by nature and are rarely totally content with the way they are, but strive to “better” themselves in certain or all areas of their lives. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

But that’s just my opinion. :-)

ragingloli's avatar

I am perfectly content with my utter lack of spirituality.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

I’m interested in spiritual matters, and I’m happy for those who have a spiritual element to their lives. For some it can be very emotionally rewarding. I was raised by two Unitarian Universalist/atheistic science teachers, so my spirituality is pretty much zero. Sometimes I wish I believed in something, but really I don’t think I need it. As long as you are happy with the way you are, and you are satisfied with the way your life is going, I don’t think you need to be spiritual in order to be complete.

HumourMe's avatar

I’m not content with the way I am but I’m not trying to seek a deeper spiritual meaning either, so I’m not sure where that leaves me…

The_Anonymous_Witch's avatar

i share what i know, and know what i share , which makes it even deeper .

OpryLeigh's avatar

I am happy with my level of spirituality but that doesn’t mean that I am closed minded about my beliefs.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

I’m pretty content the way I am. That is to say that I don’t feel a need to assign the authorship of my existence, nor the reasons for my existence to a deity. I prefer to put my faith in intelligence, knowledge and science and am content to wait for those answers which have not yet been found, since, other than learning all I can, there is very little I or anyone else can do about that which we do not understand in the first place. That being said I think it is significant that my early upbringing was fairly and consistently religious and that my increasing cache of knowledge helped relieve me of the obligation or need to blindly worship anyone or anything, up to and including an unverifiable ‘creator’.

ninjacolin's avatar

i feel i’ve found my place of “truth” and i find it difficult to stop concerning myself with it. i guess it’s a hobby.

CMaz's avatar

“as related to spiritual/religious matters”

I have found the answer. I am good to go.

But, I am always open for suggestion.

alquest's avatar

I am more into spiritualism and i am still in processing in searching more information in my life ,as i have happy with my belief.

scotsbloke's avatar

@HumourMe I coudnt have put that better myself!
Sometimes trying to find a deep meaning in things can really hurt your brain. I tend to be very careful about what truths I seek…............

wundayatta's avatar

There is no meaning except that which I choose at the moment. There is spirit, and the experience of spirit seems to make the need for meaning disappear. All in all, I’d rather be in Philadelphia.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Has it ever occurred to you
that you are seeking God
with His eyes?

This is from a poem by Adyashanti, a zen master.

I look for spirituality in all things and in all ways. I sometimes it in meditation, and I sometimes find it in the scent of a marigold on a hot day.

Sonnerr's avatar

There is no way that I am content at all with who “I” am. Everything still needs to be figured out and nobody is going to teach me but myself. I always try to find out a divine reason for my existance, but the search mostly comes up short or fruitless. And that is why I am not content. There are books and texts, and dialogues and photos and art and many many many various things that help me take a step closer to the spiritual height that I wish to accomplish.

And if there is anything that anybody could recommend, I’m all ears.

master_mind413's avatar

I am happy with the way my life has turned out all Ive ever wanted in life is a simple life house family able to meet my means and live my life

Berserker's avatar

Not really. If anything, I would like to comprehend the whole idea of spirituality in general and why it’s important to folks, but from what I may grasp, I have no desire to seek it out.

Unless it’s Crom, or Odin. Them’s badass.

barbiedoll's avatar

A deeper connection and it’s coming whether I want it or not.

SABOTEUR's avatar

I was once an avid student of spirituality. One of the lessons taught among various spiritual practices is the need to rid oneself of attachments; things we become dependent upon that stunts our growth.

There came a time when I began to undertand the study of spituality itself was an attachment.

“All instruction is but a finger pointing to the moon; and those whose gaze is fixed upon the pointer will never see beyond. Even let him catch sight of the moon, and still he cannot see its beauty.”

I became attached to buying books. I built a library of different books that taught the same lessons in different ways. How much time does one need to study before he applies the lessons he’s supposed to have learned?

The lesson learned is illustrated by the man who helps his friend search for a lost key. They look around the streetlight for quite some time until the man asks his friend where he thinks he may have dropped the key.

“In the house”, the friend replies.

“If you dropped the key in the house, why are we looking for it outside?” the man asked with astonishment.

His friend replies, “Because the light is better under the streetlight.”

I’m content the way I am because I recognize that what I seek I already have.

LostInParadise's avatar

In the last few years I have undergone a spiritual crisis. The reclusive lifestyle I had become comfortable with no longer worked. I have been working at both being more accepting of the world as it is and at the same time having the courage and determination to make changes where necessary.

SABOTEUR's avatar

@LostInParadise: Ah…so the reclusive lifestyle served it’s purpose…though probably in a most unexpected way. Congratulations!

iphigeneia's avatar

Once I decided that it was impossible to know whether or not a god or gods existed, and that it really didn’t matter for me, life became a lot easier. That doesn’t mean I’m content with who I am, character-wise: I’m still trying to improve myself every day, and I do spend time thinking about ethics and values. It just means that I don’t believe I need divine meaning to do this.

mattbrowne's avatar

The search for deeper spiritual meaning can last an entire life.

Qwertymuffin411's avatar

I’m constantly searching deeper, and I will always continue to strive towards becoming a better person and towards finding answers and towards a deeper relationship with God. I think that everyone, regardless if they believe in God or not, should never be content just keeping themselves the same; I believe we should all long to reach deep inside and improve ourselves. It is a job that can never be completely done.

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