Religion was never on my list of potential blog posts. In fact, it is something very personal to me and unlike some photographers, it is not something I am willing to use as a sales tool. Don’t get me wrong, I am not berating other people for shouting from the roof tops about their faith, it’s just not for me.
Religion is not something I have grown up with, but it does seem to be the one thing I gravitate towards when things get too much and too tough to cope with. When the “black cloud” gets too much, Church is the one place I feel a sense of relief and I have spent many a Sunday in tears mid way through a hymn in the past year because I feel like I have some sense of purpose. Church is the one place I know I don’t have to be strong for anyone else’s sake.
Yes, there is an amount that as an intelligent human being I am not sure I believe, but I think it is ok to question it. Thankfully, our vicar is quite forward thinking and even he would encourage this kind of questioning.
However, there is no denying that I do believe in what Christian’s call “the holy ghost”, or karma, fate, gut instinct, whatever you want to call it. I also feel that if you can be still long enough and listen, you can be guided to what is right for you.
Last week, I had that chance to sit still and listen, I also took myself away from social media for a couple of days to get the “silence” I needed. I have made some good decisions and I now hope I have the strength and courage to follow them through.
This is what I believe in.