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5 Core Differences Between Spirituality And Religion

People who claim to be spiritual are often faced with a very conflicting question about whether or not they are religious. Most of the time people think the two are basically the same thing all in one.

However, this is not the truth in the slightest. Being spiritual or being religious are two very separate matters of living. Sometimes when people try to explain why they are spiritual compared to being religious, they have a hard time describing the differences and what it means to them as a whole.


Spirituality Is About Love, Not Fear

Religion has a very primary aspect that sinks deep within everyone once they have devoted themselves to that specific religion. As we have seen many times before, this aspect we refer to is fear. Spirituality does not address fear but shows how you can face it with the power of love.

Spirituality allows a person to dive deep within themselves to find the pieces and little things that they love about themselves, then encourages them to go even further with these new found insights of the world as well as themselves. Fear does not allow us to do these things, instead fear teaches us how to hate and be angry at things we cannot change.

Spirituality Brings People Together

Spirituality brings people together through these same ideals of love and acceptance of being who they are. Religion has very strict ancient rules that defy any others who do not follow the same creed as them. Spirituality accepts all forms of love and peace within anyone who is willing to give back to the world around them.

There is a mutual understanding in spirituality that we are all only human on the outside but what we can be together as one is something entirely different. People recognize that being spiritual means they understand there is a much bigger picture of the world and how they can be apart of it instead of against it.

Religion Tells You, Spirituality Let's You Discover

Religion gives you ideas of how everything was created, how people are meant to be, and how the world is suppose to operate. Spirituality lets you discover the differences in the world, how things were actually created, and how humans are suppose to be with each other.

Religion is very specific about how we should treat others and how we are suppose to eliminate those who are against it's practices. Spirituality lets you discover your own way of living and your own way of coexisting with those around you.

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Twins Born Just Minutes Apart End Up Born in Two Different Years

It's as confusing as it sounds

You probably are confused by the title of this story but we assure you, you read it right. This is the story of how two twins who were born just moments apart ended up in two different years. It happens quite often actually and you'll understand once we reveal how. Ot's just a question of timing, much of which is outside anyone's control.

If you've already figured it out, then you likely have a great perspective. If you're still confused, don't worry, we're about to explain everything. And no, there's no time travel involved.

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Just A Matter Of Minutes

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Perhaps the most interesting factor in life is that all it takes for a drastic life change is just a moment. This can be good or bad. In a moment you can lose everything, say the wrong thing, or trip and fall into a lifetime injury. But at the same time, our whole identity is created in moments, such as the moment of your first kiss, the last time you see someone you loved, or the moment you hold your newborn baby for the first time.

This set of twins was born within just minutes of each other. However despite being twins they were born on different days, different months, and even different years.

Did The Hospital Make A Mistake?

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Now it's easy to wonder: "how could this even happen?" Maybe in the heat of the moment, a staff member accidentally wrote the wrong date on the birth certificate or the system made an error.

But the situation was much simpler. What happened was that parents Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo of Greenfield welcomed a son named Alfredo into the world on New Year’s Eve at 11:45 p.m, their local time. Now that part makes sense. What makes this story interesting is that exactly fifteen minutes later, another baby pushed out and the couple welcomed Alfredo’s twin sister Aylin. This put the time of her birth to be on New Year’s Day, a whole day, month, and year ahead of her brother's. Now he can always claim to be the oldest and no one can argue against it.

The Magic of A Unique Birth

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Thankfully both babies came out healthy, despite the complications that the birth of twins can sometimes face. Aylin was welcomed into the world at 5 lbs., 14 oz., while her big brother, Alfredo weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. Even their parents were amazed that their children now had different years on their birth certificates. The mother explained: "It's crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays."

Although this might not be the first time this happens, twins with different birthdays are rare, and the chance of twins being born in different years is about one in 2 million. These babies defied the odds from the moment they came into the world, now they can take that with them for the rest of their lives.

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Imagine The Birthday Parties

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Dr. Ana Abril Arias, who oversaw the delivery said that it was certainly one of the most memorable deliveries of their career. It's interesting thinking about how the twins will lead their lives after they've made such a remarkable entrance.

Twins often feel like they are in competition with one another, in an attempt to build their own identity and feel unique. Now they can have birthday parties a day apart and really feel like, despite their connection as twins, they're both still unique individuals.

Twins Make For Only 3% Of American Births

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are typically 120,000 twin births every year in the United States. The births make up just over 3 percent of all births, however, which is a considerably small percentage. Their uniqueness allows them to tap into abilities that help them form really strong bonds. They sometimes can even tap into abilities that the average person can't access. For instance, 40% of twins invent their own languages, some even say that they can almost read each other's minds. This could be due to the fact that twins start interacting in the womb at 14 weeks.

However, they also hold their differences. In fact, Identical twins have different fingerprints and twins can even have completely different skin tones.

Stranger Things Can Happen

The year is just beginning and yet newborn babies made headlines within seconds of coming into this world. It puts into perspective how quickly someone's existence can make an impact, and how simple that impact can be. This year, ask yourself how you can make your mark, and watch its ripple effects.

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