All my life I’ve been pondering the connection between spirituality and religion. With an Episcopalian mother and a Zen father, I was challenged to decipher the meanings of each from a young age. After years of compulsory church, which starkly contrasted with the “Take it, if you wish” approach that my father and Buddhism in general take, I gravitated toward the latter. It was never the ritual or history that attracted me, but the principles of character that believers subscribe to. The pursuit of truth, and connection with my true self and the true universe.

This video encapsulates that well. Watch it.