I have never believed in any religion as far as I can remember. I do believe in God as a supreme power but do not want to abide by certain form or manner of worship. My family is a strict hindu family and conduct prayer rituals frequently and want me to be a part of them. I feel apprehensive to explain it to them as I do not want to hurt them, so I participate in all the rituals but there is no sacred feeling to it, and I am faking it every time. That makes me feel all the more guilty. What do I do ?
Answered By: Deeksha Gyan
Posted On: 10 Feb, 2012
Hello Dhanu, I can understand you are having a strong mental conflict between your values, your beliefs and the love for your family. I want you to know that there is absolutely nothing wrong in not having a religious inclination. You are an individual and you can choose what spiritual path you follow to attain mental peace. As far as your family is concerned, they are doing what they have strong faith in. I would suggest you must find a right opportunity and talk in confidence with a prominent member of your family. Try to explain your dilemma and rather than giving your decision or making an announcement to them, talk in a compassionate manner and ask them for a solution.This way you will be able to put your thought process across to them and you will also display your love and respect towards your family. I am sure , being family , they will not be able to ignore your call for help and will give it a good consideration to resolve in harmony. Remember , no problem was ever brought to its solution until it was talked or discussed with the right people. TALKING HELPS. DO IT NOW...!!