The Religious Man

For the
religious
man
something is
sacred
in this world
we live in

and this Sacred
thing
is the center
of his existence
his light
his guiding
principle
his compass

navigating
him through
dark waters
and troubled
times

 

A State of Mind

Religion
is a state
of mind
an attitude
an approach
towards life

it means
believing there’s
a wrong
and a right

a preference
of what to do
and what to avoid

 

Beyond Names

There are religious
traditions
Judaism
Islam
Christianity
Hinduism
Buddhism
Daoism
and many more

but in truth
there are religious
men throughout
the world
who do not
fit into these categories

and there are many
unholy men
hiding
behind these cloaks

but Religion
is not about identifying
with this or that
ism
ideology
church or creed

Religion is
about the holy
and the sacred
making
your life mean
something
worth living

 

To Be Holy

The sacred
is that
which you uphold
above all else

Not to murder
Not to steal
Not to lie
Not to false-deal

To treat others
as you’d like
to be treated yourself

To respect
all walks-of-life
To respect
all people
even all living beings
even
everything
if you are able
to cast your net
of holiness far enough
to encompass
the entire Universe
with Love

 

Righteousness

There are different
types of people
who are religious
some are mystics
desiring to unite
with the Cosmos
to feel it in peak
moments of experience

Others are guided
by principles
throughout their
daily life
keeping an even-keel
knowing what’s
right

It’s not the flavor
that’s essential
what’s essential
is the essence

The desire to act
with righteousness
to act blessed
and so be blessed

 

The Inner Compass

By treating others
with respect
and dignity
with patience
and perseverance
the religious man
seeks to be
in harmony
with all-those
who belief in the
same things

Life
Love
Harmony
Family
Community
Freedom
and Truth

Beauty
and Virtue
Character
Discipline
Focus
and Vision

Religion is a state
of mind
a state of heart
a state of soul

It’s not about which
church you belong
to
it’s not about labels
or identifications
its not about
trying to impress
anyone else

Its about
deciding that
some things in life
are important
and using
those things
as a guiding-compass
to direct your actions
so that your
passions
and reactions
don’t overwhelm
you
in those moments
and decisions
which matter the most

It’s
about finding
the means
to make sense of
everyday experience
to make every
moment make
sense
to find joy in the world
to find Love in your heart
to know why you
are doing what you
are doing
despite the World
always teaching
us new things