Finding spirituality

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Where do you start when coming from a non-religious background? It’s not as though I can suddenly start believing in God Street having going many years without any interest in the subject.

I haven’t really had zero spirituality over the years. There’s was my early 20s interest in nature-based religions, and I’ve always felt particularly at peace when I’m in the outdoors, as I’m sure a lot of people do.

In Judaism God is the source of creation and the one who enabled the creation of the Hebrew people. God is indivisible (why the idea of a holy trinity is not accepted), and omnipotent (probably). God is unable to be thought of adequately in terms of human likeness and is not ever depicted as a person. Despite being usually referred to as a male, God does not actually have a gender.

I have always believed that there is a unifying force in the universe. So far the Jewish idea of God resonates and does not seem contrary to this idea. Some say that God and nature are one and the same, others that God pervades nature and the natural world, lending it spirit and purpose. Thankfully it does not seem that it will be necessary for me to every think about God as a old man on a cloud.

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