My father has actually spent the better part of his life studying religion, and as he has done so I have followed him along his journey so to speak as we have always come to discuss what his findings have been along the way. And no matter where he has gone or what particular religion he has studied, there is one thing that always holds, that there seems to be truths laced through all of them. Although this goes against the more popular belief that most participating in religion hold, that their way is right while everyone else has been mistaken, I myself have never partaken to that belief.
I think we as individuals are so unique and experience the world in so many different ways and there are so many different aspects to religion and so many different ways in which it has been interpreted. Some will assemble under one mode of understanding and worship and will find that fits their lifestyle and character, others will assemble in another direction, and for the same reasons. Perhaps they all hold a piece of the puzzle, but to pick one and discredit all others would seem to ignore a large piece of human experience.
I think to look at the benefits of all religions is my best practice at this point. I am always in a state of observing, analyzing and studying what it means to hold religion and how best that picture is practiced. I think the world moves in mysterious ways, and for me that way isn’t so easily defined that there is one particular classification of religion that I can point to and say without certain, they exactly have it right and to the exclusion of all others. Maybe one day, maybe not, but in the meantime I think I practice the religion of humanity. If there is one thing I have come to realize, it is that everything we do matters, and everything we do has probably more impact than we know.