At what age did you feel religion/ spirituality is indeed needed for you in life

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  1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
    C.V.Rajanposted 5 years ago

    At what age did you feel religion/ spirituality is indeed needed for you in life?

    I believe most of us (even a non-believer/ agnostic) crosses a particular age when religion turns to look more meaningful than science or anything else that we were relying upon. Did you come across such a situation in your life? At what age? What triggered it?

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    I was in my early thirties when I began to get that uneasy feeling that there had to be more to life than just being born, shopping, suffering then dying.  But I didn't turn to any particular religion, just started to read a lot of New Age-type literature.   At that time, back in the late 1960s, there was little of that about.  The book that started me really getting into that sort of reading was a little book written by a married couple called the Leightons, I think.  It was called, Theosophy.

    I was then to learn that Theosophy was very big at the end of the 19th and into the early 20th Centuries when a real effort had been made to bring together a lot of the world religions: Christians, Buddhists, Hindus et cetera.  For a while it seemed to work.   You can still see a lot of old Theosophical 'temples' around the place.

    Certainly it introduced me to Metaphysics - changed my life or, more accurately my philosophy of life from one of agnosticism to the belief that we are immortal beings.   At seventy-seven, I'm glad it did.

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
      C.V.Rajanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think theosophy became very popular when J Krishnamoorthy was very popular and then it gradually lost appeal at large scale. I believe it has the essence of any serious religion.

  3. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image27
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    No, no such age limit is needed for following religion and spirituality.  Spirituality is a light leading us to good path and as such age restriction is not needed here. In fact we should be spiritual from younger age itself.  Wise people said: The Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.  People think of God only when they face crisis.  And in their good time even if God appears before them, they ignore the God.  It is a paradox.  Our devotion to God may increase during our old age and it is the same feeling everywhere in the world. For me,  I need and follow a certain degree of spirituality all time.

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
      C.V.Rajanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are right that there is no age limit; some are born with faith but not all. For many bitter lessons from life are needed to take a fresh stock on spirituality.

  4. MissMelissaK profile image80
    MissMelissaKposted 5 years ago

    I was always a "surface" Christian in my early years.  I never went very deep until I crossed the line with my values and everything got really screwed up in my life when I completely felt that God didn't exist anymore.  I was literally closing the door on him.  I didn't know what it truly meant to follow Jesus.  I didn't understand how we were to think and behave and be vigilant on a daily basis with reading God's Word.  I didn't understand that society's norms are not in line with God's norms.  If you truly follow God, you will seem a little weird or I dare say odd to the outside world.  My world fell apart at 39.  I had to do some deep soul searching and that journey took me three years and it was worth every second!!!  I had to dig into every spiritual avenue until I surrendered to Jesus.  There is no turning back for me at this point.  I feel WHOLE.  I feel so much better.  I will never be perfect for only Jesus is perfect, but I am far far better off following him than I ever would be without him.  I thank Jesus for saving my life.  He is very precious to me. smile

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
      C.V.Rajanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So nice to hear your experience. Surrender with an understanding can bring so much of change in our life!

  5. Sri T profile image78
    Sri Tposted 5 years ago

    I think the truth should be taught from the beginning. It can prevent a lot of problems from ever happening. If a person knows how to use the gifts of the spirit, they will have a much easier life. Most of the turmoil and chaos in the world is because people either have the wrong teachings or they have no teachings at all.

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
      C.V.Rajanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, we can attempt to "teach" truth from beginning. But grasping? It varies from person to person, I believe.

  6. CraftytotheCore profile image81
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    C.V.Rajan, Many years ago.  I was 7.  My mother's husband forced me away from the small trailer I knew as home.  I left with the clothes on my back and nothing else.

    When I heard about Jesus after my grandfather took me to church, I accepted him and prayed every night he wouldn't turn me away like all the rest did. 

    Over 30 years later, I'm still a believer.  But it wasn't until I had children of my own that I understood what I was believing in.

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
      C.V.Rajanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are right. We may get  a good start even at young age, but our understanding becomes more clear only when we age with wisdom.

  7. tlmcgaa70 profile image74
    tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago

    my mother dedicated me to GOD before i was born. i died when i was three. at that point i met CHRIST. when i was 6 i was invited to church by our neighbor. no adult was home for me to ask if i could go, but i wanted to so bad i chose to go anyways. when i was seven, i nearly drowned twice in one day (through my own stupidity)...what kept me alive is GOD making me breathe water, both times. there has never been a time in my life that i was not aware of GOD. when i was ten i got baptized and that is when i made my belief public (public confession of belief). my entire life has been spent learning more about HIM from HIM. GOD is my reason for being, and I cant imagine life without HIM in it.

  8. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    My quest started at around age 1 or 2. The trigger was a recurring dream of flying, faith, doubt and the ontological self.

    My grandfather was a Southern Baptist minister. I remember as early as 3 being uncomfortable sitting in his church. By age 9, I had rejected the Southern Baptist dogma.

    My teen years drifted in and out of spiritual concerns. My 20s found me studying Scientology and experiencing many spiritual breakthroughs, including miracles. In my 30's, I studied Buddhism. In my mid-40s, I started studying Judaism and Kabbalah. And in my mid-50s, I started studying Christianity, again, but as a non-denominational adherent.

    Each switch seemed to be propelled by an unfulfilled hunger, except for those in my teen years. There it was more a function of parental guidance and suggestion.

    But even as a child, when my father would read of the Bhagavad Gita, Reincarnation of a Yogi, or Edgar Cayce's life, to my mother, I would find myself drawn into the living room to listen. The draw to spirit was strong.

 
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