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A Q&A with Kelly Boys on spiritual beliefs
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Discovering Spiritual Beliefs
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Discovering Spiritual Beliefs
Discovering Spiritual Beliefs
Kelly Boys • 01:13

It takes a lot of personal reflection and introspection to discover one's spiritual beliefs. It includes looking into and thinking about how one views the world and the ultimate goal of life. The initial stage in this process is frequently learning from others, whether it be through religious teaching, philosophical books, or spiritual practices. Taking in the information and experiences that others have to offer may assist people get viewpoints and insights that help in the development of their own opinions. 

People examine their deepest thoughts, emotions, and experiences through self-reflection to find what resonates with their values, intuition, and sense of purpose. They might challenge social conventions, challenge preexisting belief systems, and look for answers to difficult existential problems. Being open-minded, responsive to new ideas, and prepared to welcome personal growth and transformation are necessary for the process. A person's spiritual views develop and deepen over time as the journey progresses. One's views can be validated and affirmed by personal experiences and the integration of spiritual practices into everyday life.


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[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] - I think we discover our spiritual beliefs through a couple different ways. One is by learning what other people have discovered. I think that's a powerful part of the path. And as we learn what other people have discovered or are sharing, we can see what resonates as truth in us. And then from there, though, ultimately, I do think it happens in community as well, but it's a personal journey that we take of discovering what's true or what a spiritual belief that I'm holding. And I think that that belief, that I go on that process of discovering makes itself clear to me over time as I live into it and I hold a belief and then I see it to be true again and again. Oh, there is grace here in this situation, even though it's hard, and that keeps showing itself to me, so that's a belief I can hold now. Not only has someone else told me that, I also feel it in my own experience.

Watching Now
Discovering Spiritual Beliefs
Discovering Spiritual Beliefs
Kelly Boys • 01:13

It takes a lot of personal reflection and introspection to discover one's spiritual beliefs. It includes looking into and thinking about how one views the world and the ultimate goal of life. The initial stage in this process is frequently learning from others, whether it be through religious teaching, philosophical books, or spiritual practices. Taking in the information and experiences that others have to offer may assist people get viewpoints and insights that help in the development of their own opinions. 

People examine their deepest thoughts, emotions, and experiences through self-reflection to find what resonates with their values, intuition, and sense of purpose. They might challenge social conventions, challenge preexisting belief systems, and look for answers to difficult existential problems. Being open-minded, responsive to new ideas, and prepared to welcome personal growth and transformation are necessary for the process. A person's spiritual views develop and deepen over time as the journey progresses. One's views can be validated and affirmed by personal experiences and the integration of spiritual practices into everyday life.


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[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] - I think we discover our spiritual beliefs through a couple different ways. One is by learning what other people have discovered. I think that's a powerful part of the path. And as we learn what other people have discovered or are sharing, we can see what resonates as truth in us. And then from there, though, ultimately, I do think it happens in community as well, but it's a personal journey that we take of discovering what's true or what a spiritual belief that I'm holding. And I think that that belief, that I go on that process of discovering makes itself clear to me over time as I live into it and I hold a belief and then I see it to be true again and again. Oh, there is grace here in this situation, even though it's hard, and that keeps showing itself to me, so that's a belief I can hold now. Not only has someone else told me that, I also feel it in my own experience.


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