We are creatures of habit and comfort. Finding a ritual which keeps us grounded is the basis of our peace. One thing I believe that all religious leaders try teaching is that the peace we seek is inside. Our guidance is what gives us the beliefs in the first place, and it can take us all the way home.
As I grow older my beliefs and faith mold into the things I see, learn, and come to understand. One thing I feel completely certain of (for now anyway:o) is the common denominator in all I reach for is LOVE. Not just giddy I-love-my-new-outfit kind of love, but deep, real, unending love that can take you through many dimensions if you let it. That's who God is to me. He is love. His veins pump love throughout his divinity and it reaches to each one of us, because after all we're not separate beings. We're all connected.