The Journey is chronicling my thoughts and feelings as I proceed down the path of spirituality. For a detailed explanation, see The Journey Part I.
There's really not too much to report lately, however I have come across a bit of a paradox that I think may be keeping me from taking that last step.
Religion and spirituality relies on faith. I know that is not a profound discovery, but it is a major sticking point for me. As someone who has not had very many people in which to trust so far in my life, making the step to put faith in anything is really hard. It may be impossible.
With seven major religions with over 100 million adherents, one of the biggest issues for me is, how do I know which religion is the right one? Many religions teach that their religion is the "true" or correct religion. How do you know which one is correct? Simple. You need to have faith in your religion. Can you see my dilemma?
Having had virtually no religious background doesn't help. I have no spiritual foundation on which to build faith. How do I know that I am building a strong foundation? Again, it comes down to faith.
It's too early to tell if I have enough faith to make this last, vital step. I guess we will see.