Hey, Hey! Season 2! Let's start this season off with a doozy of a conversation. Warning, this dialogue may push your buttons, because it has been pushing mine for years!
In the world of spirituality (with or without the addition of religion), so many of us have unintentionally ignored, muted or shamed one another in the name of "faith." In fact, even if you find yourself under the label of atheist, I would challenge you to take the same look at the ways our society collectively seeks to avoid pain. We often avoid deep and challenging conversation, we fall short in holding safe space for one another in our lowest moments, and we quickly numb our own suffering in an effort to sidestep the pain.
I know, we are all good people here. We don't intend to fall short. But, I think it is time to have an uncomfortable conversation around spiritual bypassing, numbing, disconnection and smatterings of plain BS in how we "use" religion, love, light, spirituality in an effort to circumnavigate pain, growth, evolution, understanding and radical responsibility to show up more fully in life.