LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

THE STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

If you really want something, then it does come to you, because if everything is connected, you are everything, and everything is you.

If you really want something, then it does come to you, because if everything is connected, you are everything, and everything is you.

I believe everything happens for a reason. And that on some level we choose our experience in this life. I believe in spirit as well, so material and spirit, earth and sky, that kind of stuff… Indian culture had some sort of influence on it [interviewee was born in India]. When I was growing up,Read more about If you really want something, then it does come to you, because if everything is connected, you are everything, and everything is you.[…]

When you smile and you’re happy, and the person you meet is having a bad day, maybe it will change that

When you smile and you’re happy, and the person you meet is having a bad day, maybe it will change that

I believe in god, in a god. I am from Ecuador, most of the people are Catholics, so I was raised Christian, and I did the sacraments, but when I became a teenager I started to think in different ways. I would say I’m not religious, but I’m…like…spiritual, I don’t know, I try to keepRead more about When you smile and you’re happy, and the person you meet is having a bad day, maybe it will change that[…]

He embodies what I believe: that you have to follow your purpose.

He embodies what I believe: that you have to follow your purpose.

I don’t believe in any specific religion. I don’t even want to call it spirituality – you know, in the commercialised sense with all the kind of hippy paraphernalia? But more in terms of the Buddhist practice of spirituality. Not in terms of dogmatic belief but in terms of scripture. I side more with theRead more about He embodies what I believe: that you have to follow your purpose.[…]

Veganism and spirituality – they go hand in hand – is all about the process of becoming aware

Veganism and spirituality – they go hand in hand – is all about the process of becoming aware

Photo credits: Daphne Ponsteen I believe that every single human being is a very pure, honest, good person. However, culture, society, religion, friends and other external factors influence people so much that they shape their own religion or else identify strongly with their religion, which sometimes makes them look like jerks to others. But deepRead more about Veganism and spirituality – they go hand in hand – is all about the process of becoming aware[…]

Truth can be discovered in many ways, both through religion and science

Truth can be discovered in many ways, both through religion and science

I believe in God (Heavenly Parent) and in the teachings of the True Parents (Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han), such as the Divine Principle. I believe life on earth is just a preparation time for the eternal life in a Spiritual World. Preparation means discovering Heavenly Parent’s Love, learning to love and serve others.Read more about Truth can be discovered in many ways, both through religion and science[…]

If you don’t be a dick to people, they won’t be a dick to you.

If you don’t be a dick to people, they won’t be a dick to you.

I don’t believe anything really. I think the world probably started with the Big Bang and then whatever the scientific consensus is. In Australia, I was kind of raised Catholic and it just sounded a bit silly. My parents were a bit half-assed Catholic as well [laughing]. And they were doing it just because theirRead more about If you don’t be a dick to people, they won’t be a dick to you.[…]

Anything is possible, nothing is impossible, everything is probable.

Anything is possible, nothing is impossible, everything is probable.

“What do I believe?” is too wide a question. “What do I not believe?” – that would be a narrower question. I do not believe that anything is impossible. That’s a double negative. And I would probably continue to compile a list of double negatives. If you’re working with probabilities, and you use probabilities to arriveRead more about Anything is possible, nothing is impossible, everything is probable.[…]