What are the essential elements of all religions?

Arianna Huffington
Health Education

Reconnecting with our spiritual nature and manifesting that connection in our lives are the essential elements of every religion.  Religion is man's response to God; we come together, we bow our heads, we celebrate the spirit in song and prayer. But religion is also God's response to man, a channel for revelation and reconnection that is, after all, what religion means not only etymologically -- from the Latin root religio -- but essentially. When religion is alive and vital, it does just that: it helps us reconnect with God, with the spiritual reality in all things.  The Fourth Instinct longs for an active relationship with the spiritual. For thousands of years and millions of seekers, religion has served as the thread back to these spiritual essentials.

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