Spirituality and religion are not topics that I have written of before, mostly they just seem too “personal” to write about. Polite society taught us that you don’t discuss, at least with strangers, politics, religion and sex. Over the years though, things have changed. Sex has broken its barrier, and politics, while still dicey does seem to be on more lips than ever. The last bastion it seems is religion and its sister, spirituality. Like politics it can be divisive, often because it’s hard to find common ground.
While I have explored many topics in my writing, I veered away from spirituality. It isn’t just because it is a part of the old school off-limits list, but because it is deeply personal. Yet, it has been this transition, my seeking answers for life challenges, and the resulting changes in my thoughts about God that are a greater part of my personal growth. They are entwined with other choices and so continuing to leave out this strand of the conversation was to ignore an important part of the journey.