Rituals Facing Adversity In Life

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Everyone practices their religion differently and for some, they do not practice religion at all. Regardless of that fact, everyone performs rituals even though they may not all be related to organized religion. Facing adversity in life is inevitable and some of us have unique ways of coping with adversity. I interviewed five people and asked them what rituals they perform when they are having a difficult time and need balance in their life. Out of all the people I interviewed, everyone chose to have some kind of self intervention. Whether is be through prayer or seeking out advice, everyone found a healthy way to solve their moral difficulties. First, I interviewed a friend of mine named Raman. I found his approach to keeping himself morally balanced the most interesting since it was a daily process and did not require any divine intervention or …show more content…
He keeps himself balanced by doing good things to counteract any of the bad he has done in his life. He looks to God and the Universe and hopes that they see the work he puts into being a good person although he may not be perfect.
Third, I interviewed my mother. Her main source of guidance is her mother, despite the fact that she died in 2009. She prays to her mother in times of weakness and has faith that her mother is listening and watching over her in Heaven. She credits her mother for helping her solve her problems and taking care of her even in the afterlife.
The fourth person I interviewed was my sister, Carter, who works harder and prays more whenever she finds herself in a situation that God would not particularly approve of. She believes that becoming more devoted to her religious obligations will prove to God that she is deserving of his guidance and in turn she will receive it and find her path in life. Carter recognizes the burden of original sin and uses that to guide her moral conscience (“Morality”,

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