Recently I posted a hub about my beliefs. Not trying to outright get you to read anything, mind you, but I'll say this...
I am a very spiritual person, filled with love and light. I've lived the dark road, and I still am at times tempted by a lot of negative things. Wants, desires, getting back at others, etc., etc. But thankfully, I think I'm getting it down. And if I don't live up to my expectations everyday, I don't beat myself up for it. I learn and move on.
Church....how I loathe you. You are the scar on Religion's face. You make people idolize falsehoods, tell a group your own views of man's mistranslations.
Community and family...how much I love you.
Getting together with my friends, with my family, or even making someone smile at work. Building rapport with those around me. Making others think in a positive manner. Giving those a hug in need, tissues to blow their noses on, and sound advice if I have any to give.
We need not to listen to the empty words of a preist to know our Creator. We only need to follow the teachings of those before us who have stood in its light.