Ep. 13: Finding Faith in Yourself with Aimee Schreiber
In this episode, we talk with Aimee Schreiber, artist, designer, poet, and cohost of the Intentionists Podcast. Aimee grew up in the Mormon church and then experienced what she calls a faith crisis in her twenties. We talk about how the crisis came about, the difficulties she encountered once she started questioning her faith, and how she was able to find peace in her decision and faith in herself. Having been raised in a devoutly religious household, Aimee is fascinated by belief systems and cultures and hopes to inspire others to forge their own paths with curiosity, creativity, and compassion.
Ep. 13: Finding Faith in Yourself with Aimee Schreiber highlights:
· How we often don’t even allow ourselves to questions things – our beliefs and thought patterns can be so engrained in us that we become blind to the fact that there are options.
· How religions can provide a wonderful sense of community, but if you feel like you are “different” or don’t fit into some of the beliefs, it can cause the complete opposite effect and instead leave you feeling extremely isolated.
· How judgment can hide under “good intentions.” We may think we are looking out for someone or saving them, but aren’t we ultimately judging the way they live their lives? Perhaps that’s where the phrase “the road to hell is paved in good intentions” came from.
· How we are all human and that essentially means imperfect – we are in process and we are going to make mistakes. So maybe this concept of constantly striving for perfection is doing more harm than good.
· How sometimes an unintended consequence of religion is an inability to trust ourselves; to instead constantly pray for or search for answers outside ourselves rather than listen to ourselves.
· And how if you allow yourself to question yourself – from what you believe to how you live your life – it can open up a whole new world of possibilities.