My spirituality is central to who I am. I am Hip Hop loving, Gen-X working mother who can still rock a party (when I can get a babysitter). I wear several hats: mother, partner and entrepreneur but underneath them all is me, the woman. My spirituality helps me to uncover who I am and what I need to continue forward on my life’s journey. I know that as I have grown as a person my relationships have become more honest and more loving. My spirituality has also helped me to strip away the relationships that no longer served my highest good. Those were the ones that fed my fears and insecurities. When I’m pissed or disappointed, my spiritual beliefs help me to gain perspective. I remember that we are all souls traveling on this earth, being imperfectly human. When I feel small, afraid or woefully inadequate, my spirituality helps me to remember my own divinity. I am connected to an unseen, powerful force, that I can tap into for strength and for courage.
Spirituality is an individual pursuit. However you define it, find some daily practice or regular source of inspiration that provides you with comfort and a kick in the pants when you’re procrastinating or whining. I’ve found a wonder passage about spirituality.
Through my years of exploring, I’ve come to realize that like most people in my generation, I am anti-authoritarian and a little individualistic. I want to find God in my own way, in my own time and, essentially, by my own self…Yep I’m a true modern devotee. I love the mystics and The Matrix, yoga and the White Stripes, meditation and designer jeans. In terms of cultural dialects, I am multi-linugual. I speak New Age and Aveda skin care, Eastern philosophy and Elle magazine…I love modern art and dinner parties, lavender chocolate and dirty martinis, dancing, random road trips and hanging out with girlfriends. My spirituality is real, alive and funky and fresh. It’s not separate from my daily life, it’s so integrated and infused that I can no lnger separate the two.
—Sera Berk from The Red Book
Yvonne Bynoe, Feature Writer
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