A mindset to read this chapter.

“Finding is reserved for those who reach.”
~ Jim Rohn.

I believe that spirituality and personal philosophy intertwine organically as yin and yang to form the core of a wholesome balanced being. To straighten out my take on spirituality and personal philosophy presented in this chapter I need to take a minute to remind you about my background.

I was born in the most atheistic country in the world, USSR. All of my family are atheists. Well, calling them atheists is not exactly accurate. I would rather call them “silent agnostics”. “Agnostics” because I know that they consider metaphysical matters something beyond human understanding and “silent” because they have never attempted to educate me on the importance of spiritual growth. Having a chemist grandmother, an M.D. mother, an architect Dad, and all of their combined technical background hanging over me since childhood I never had any prerequisites to develop spiritually.

Please note that I do not have any educational background in theology or religious studies. Everything you’ll read in the following chapter is my personal view on the subject so I ask you for your tolerance toward my thinking out loud. I share what I learned with the hope that someone would be able to learn from it. I’d like to remain a right to be wrong as you, my reader, remain your right to disagree with me.

I want to make it clear, that the conclusions summarized in this chapter are drawn from my own understanding and my own research. There are thousands of belief systems and billions of opinions on them so please consider everything you’ll read here merely as another opinion. Starting a fight between confessions and standing wide open in the middle of it is the last thing I intend.

There is no such thing as an ultimate philosophy, religion, or belief system in this world. What you believe in is entirely up to you and should serve to nothing but the purpose of becoming a peaceful and free being without constraining the peace and the freedom of other beings.

Lastly, if you find that this book offers you some food for thought, consider it a buffet. Take what you want and carry on your own spiritual journey. I hope what you find here will serve as a catalyst. I wish you blissful and beautiful insights along the way.

Shanti.

Thank you for reading my book “Meditations of the Millennial”.

If you want to support me on my mission, please, share this book with someone you love. Maybe they will find what they seek on its pages.

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