Sacred Within Essay

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The journey through life is certainly not an easy one. As Madonna brilliantly sang, “Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone;” I believe we all must experience on our own. Although our family and loved ones may of tried to shelter some of us as children, facing our own obstacles was inevitable. I believe silence provides us with the tranquility we need to adhere to our beliefs; the world is filled with distractions, by eliminating the diversions in our lives, we are able to concentrate more on our spirituality. I feel people's surroundings play a big role on their perception of life, being around people is healthy, we are designed to socialize. Although, being one with nature allows ...view middle of the document...

During the second half of my freshman year, I signed up for a religious class. I liked a girl that I overheard signing up for the course, while in my guidance counselor's office.
I had a very low self esteem from the neglectful environment I was raised in. I did not have the confidence to approach the girl outright; I felt the class would allow me to become friendly with the girl, and eventually give me the confidence to approach her.
The first day of my religious class was a memorable one, my teacher handed me a Bible while smiling. I did not feel like I was in New York City, while I was in my religious class; I felt solitude. New York City is filled with chaos and corruption, the classroom allowed me to forget about my location and focus on my spirituality. The feeling of isolation I was granted from the course taught me inner peace and strengthened my faith in God. At the end of the term I finally gathered the courage to ask the girl out ,and she said yes! I was able to enjoy the second stage of my life with the girl of my dreams.

The third stage of Harvey's life was nearly equivalent to the second stage of my life. Harvey believed many people were drawn to religion to seek solace. I agree with Harvey's analogy that depicts many people's selfish desires compare to drugs, appointing God their drug pusher. (Harvey, 1997) At the first stage of my life; I believed Harvey's analogy was God's role. I foolishly blamed the Lord because I was unhappy, I believed I was a defenseless child that should be saved by God. As I ecstatically experienced my first romantic summer relationship, I was allowed to leave my house more often. My girlfriend's mother realized the broken home I was apart of, and allowed me to spend time in her home during the day. I felt a form of tranquility in this new surrounding. My girlfriend's mother was a religious person, and she showed her children respect and love. Her mother built a room in her basement for me; I use to occupy this space while my girlfriend attended her summer job. I finally had the opportunity to open the Bible. As I read throughout the scriptures, I began to learn about the torment prophets had to endure before they found God or allowed others to find God. While I laid in the ground level of my girlfriend's estate; I felt silence for the first time in my life. Through...

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