I was born and raised Catholic. I went to Catholic school from age 3 to 18. My entire family is Catholic, we’ve all had the sacraments, and some of my family goes to church on Sunday.
Not me though.
I think my mom and dad sent me to a Catholic school mainly for the education. Neither one of them go to church (except on the big holidays like Christmas and Easter, but that doesn’t really count), and they don’t make me go either. We aren’t a practicing Catholic kind of family.
In school we were taught to believe in God, the Virgin Mary, and the Bible, along with many other ideologies.
But I don’t.
I’m still not sure exactly what I believe in.
I do think there is a higher being. It might be God. It might be the Universe. I think prayer can make miracles happen. I think positive energy can make good things happen. I think there is a good constantly fighting off a bad.
Whatever you believe in, you probably believe something along the lines of what I just said. But I’m not here to challenge your beliefs or to try to push my beliefs on you. (You’re the one choosing to read this blog post, remember?)
I am here to say that for those of you (us) who have questioned or challenged thoughts and beliefs, that is great! Not every person is going to believe in the same things. Hell, some of us may just have an idea of what we kind of think, but who the hell really knows?
No matter what you believe to be true, we are all on the same journey. Good shit happens; bad shit happens; and everything in between happens. And I’d like to think I’m enjoying this journey of discovery, whether that’s talking to a friend who’s a devote Christian, or a friend who believes yoga and meditation will solve all their problems. Each are interesting beliefs and I want to learn more.
If you are already strong in your beliefs, congratulations, that is a huge feat! If you’re not, enjoy it, and take it all in.
At the end of the day I’m still trying to figure out what kind of higher being I believe in, or if it’s even necessary to “choose” one.
Life can be crazy, but I think as long as you have positivity of some kind throughout your journey, you’ll be a-okay.
Now, how’s that for a serious blog post?