I was not raised in a religious family. My mom was raised Mormon and my dad was raised Catholic. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that my brother and I were taught nothing as to religion. Sometimes it bothers me that I don't have any kind of faith as it leaves me no options of prayer or a comfort that there is something more than the crap that I am dealing with here on earth. I don't know if I even believe in a God at all. The hard part is that I WANT to believe, but I just can't. It has made it very hard to deal with the death of my grandmother who I was pretty close to growing up. It is hard to even go to her grave because, to me, she is just rotting in the ground and nothing more. It is a very empty feeling and I don't like it. I don't want this for my son, but I don't know where to ven start to get into a religion that I can practice and hopefully actually FEEL.
I know it seems like a dumb question, but what makes you believe when you can't prove it and what about your religion keeps you coming back?
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You can't make yourself believe in something you don't, but you can start exploring. Read books by many different teachers, pray, meditate, and feel. Keeping a journal about your thoughts and what you've read is also very useful. Enjoy the journey, even if you don't know where you'll ultimately going to end up.
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