Devotional without Shame

My spiritual practice leans naturally towards the devotional and always has. Long ago, a part of me used to feel some shame in that, thinking somehow being devotional was an inferior, un-evolved, childish way to practice connecting with the Divine. After all, I learned from some influential quarters, total detachment is the way to go; embrace the void, sunyata, nothingness, whatever you want to call it. This to me, is its own form or way of devotion, albeit one that I don’t directly gravitate to as a starting point. I think I arrive differently to this deep understanding of detachment yet living from a place of universal love. Whatever works for each of us, it doesn’t matter. Live and let live, spiritually and otherwise. Blessed Be. Namaste. L’chaim.

2 thoughts on “Devotional without Shame

  1. You’re so on-target that non-attachment, embracing nothingness, etc. is itself a form of devotion. I’ve never thought of it that way! I find it sad that so often, especially in intellectual circles, devotional practices (and even faith in an ineffable power or presence) is so often judged as childish or even delusional.

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