Perhaps that’s why I often found myself seeking some sense of comfort in unexpected places. Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose Yoga For instance, when I traveled as a young oman, I would always go out of my way to visit churches sometimes just to light a candle for someone in my prayers. Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose Yoga I found solace in the sheer beauty of the architecture, the incense at a high mass, and the silence that embraces you when you enter a sacred space. My religious background was not enough to provide me with a constant sense of guilt, but as I got older, it did give me enough faith to ensure that I never would feel completely alone. As I matured, I was aware of the obvious discord between the position of the Catholic church, in particular, and the reality of the times in which we were living.
Here I was, a teenager in the midst of the 1980s, working in a business where hundreds of colleagues and friends were dying of AIDS. The church I believed I belonged to was officially opposed to same-sex relationships. I wondered, where did this leave their souls then? What if they had been baptized? Wasn’t that supposed to be regarded as insurance in some way? These may seem like strange questions, but it was my baptism that connected me to the Catholic church in the first place, and also what drew me into those sacred spaces across Europe.