Spirituality & Family

March 15th, 2012

From Lori’s Desk…

I consider myself to be a spiritual person, having been involved in various religions seeking the “perfect fit,” and ultimately coming to the conclusion that there is no right or wrong, and that the only perfect fit is a blend of beliefs that resonate in my soul. As a parent who wants my child to develop a sense of spirituality that resonates for him too, I often wonder how to help spark that curiosity in him. How do I give him the grounding that a set of spiritual values imparts when I don’t have a book to share or a church community to teach and model for him? Of course, there isn’t one approach, so I share my thoughts and beliefs openly, while modeling behaviors that encourage exploration and openness. I share what I learn about the religions of the world, and work to help him understand the beliefs of people who are very different from us. And, hey, you know what’s the best part? I get to learn and grow while I seek answers for him!

How do you practice and teach spirituality in your home, with your family? What resources do you use to learn and share from? How has it affected your childrens’ paths? Share your story in “comments” below.

 

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