Seeing as I have lived the extreme version of religion and have turned my brain over to its leader’s to validate and direct (for a time) and then mustered up the courage to leave (stay tuned for the memoir), I have something to say regarding the differences between spirituality and religion. And they are most definitely not the same thing.

Here is a bit of what I have learned and five indications your spirituality could be in danger:

1. If you think filling a religious to do list will make you happy and/or more spiritual.

Your religious to-do lists could benefit your life, but they also have the potential for stress and anxiety. If you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others, instead of genuinely enjoying the task at hand, your spirituality is compromised.

Lists can help us achieve goals and fulfill dreams; but only when our ‘doing’ is…

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