I think marriage in particular can create a challenging experience when a couple doesn't share the same religious beliefs. What kind of ceremony do they have? Are they allowed to marry in a church, a temple or a synagogue? Maybe the couple is ok with having differing beliefs but their families aren't.
I want to buy this book. It is the latest written by his Holiness The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of Tibet. I will begin this post by acknowledging that normally I don't post about polarizing topics, which in the past included religion(s). But this particular book is all about "How the World's Religions Can Come Together" and because of that I think it is worth exploring. Religious beliefs aside, imo if you are agnostic or atheist I truly believe the same type of acceptance of others based on compassion can also bring more happiness and contentment to your life.
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Perhaps a bit more profound than most posts I've written in the past but I think the message holds true no matter where you live, what your gender or whether you are devoted to a particular religion or none at all. Compassion may cause you to feel more sadness if it spills over into empathy but it will also help you to feel more happiness as it replaces many other negative emotions like hate, anger and bitterness and may help to bring an end to divisiveness by creating more tolerance.
Like the Miniature Origami Cranes I've created in the past, I believe that every small gesture of kindness and compassion begins to shift the world towards a place of peace. We can each help to create it by simply exercising our ability to create peace in our own day to day lives which collectively creates more peace in the world.