So… I think that Pagan Perspective is taking a week off this week, as there’s no new question to work with. Due to this, I decided to snag a question from one of the pagan/witchy type groups I’m a member of on Discord and use that instead.
Topic for the Week of 12/16: How has your religion impacted your overall well-being? Has it changed how you see the world and other people?
The first part of this question is immeasurable for me. I get a great sense of peace and overall well being from connecting with nature, and the communion of that practice. It is a part of me at my very core, a part of not just who I am but of my internal makeup and my soul. Because of that, it’s impossible for me to differentiate myself from that enough to really clearly delineate my path from myself and my well-being. They are simply too integrated to be able to separate them.
I also can’t really say if my path has changed my outlook on the world or other people, as I’ve been (essentially) on the same path my entire life. Yes, I transitioned from Wicca to a non-theistic Paganism when I left my parent’s home, but not a lot of my inner beliefs really changed in that shift, as I never really connected with deity in the first place.
What I can say is that the deeper I go into my spirituality, the healthier my emotional and mental health become… which in turn improves my outlook on just about everything.