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  • Writer's pictureMax Markowitz


Spirituality Is The Answer

I recently finished watching the Netflix series Unorthodox which is about a young Jewish woman who escapes her arranged marriage in Brooklyn to start a new life in Berlin only for her past to catch up with her. The series is intellectually and emotionally powerful with an amazing lead performance from Shira Haas who is destined for greatness.

Mostly, Unorthodox really got me thinking about faith, something many of us cling onto in times of hardship, like now. Unorthodox really made me see that most people easily confuse faith with religion. There's this general assumption that one cannot exist without the other. The assumption that you have to be religious to have faith or believe in God or whatever else there may be. To be religious is to follow an organized system that often makes up its own rules to fit personal agendas.

There are tons of religious people that aren't like that but for me, it's just too much of a burden to always have to wonder how religious people feel about certain topics. Many people don't have it in them to abandon their faith but they don't have to. I think Spirituality is the answer.

I'm spiritual. Spirituality is this powerful feeling inside people even if they don't reflect on it. Spirituality comprises compassion, companionship, gentle tenderness, meditation, and love. These are all things that are so important, especially now and if you have it in you, look deep inside yourself: you'll be amazed at what you could find. We are all special and have something beautiful to offer. We don't need established religious orders to tell us so. We each matter enough as our own individuals to see it.

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