Spiritual but not religious (SBNR) is a new buzz phrase often thrown around within new age circles. What exactly does that mean? How are spirituality and religion different and how are they the same?
A religion can be defined as an institution with a set of organized beliefs and practices shared by a community or group. The social network of a religion can provide structure and peer support in following prescribed codes of conduct for daily living. For the most part a religion is a public entity and the general premise of the religion’s doctrine including creed, code and ethics is documented, tangible and openly shared.
Spirituality on the other hand is a personal and uniquely individualized discovery and set of beliefs and practices that evolves over time. Through study, experience and self-reflection beliefs and practices evolve that support an individual in their unique connection to something outside of themselves. Spirituality is deeply personal and while some practices like yoga may be performed alongside others the actual belief structures and connection is unique to the individual and often completely known only to themselves.
The following 7 differences between religion and spirituality will help you to distinguish between the two.
- How has Amazon outperformed Microsoft and Apple
- Do human blood vessels get entangled
- Did you attend your ex s wedding
- How do you make homeschooling work
- Whats a comparison between Stripe Braintree
- How is IBS Pune
- What is the botanical name of rosemary
- Is it hard to learn Korean Hangul
- Whats in your secret garden
- How should we follow our passion
- Why is everyone obsessed with cup holders
- Can you unscramble the word XYAR
- Why do people trade stocks by charts
- How can I find a bike owner
- Are word processors a notepad
- What is Cisco IOS