Many rightbrainers can be described as being very spiritual regardless of the religion. I really enjoyed reading Ollie’s account of her Umrah experience to Mecca and Medina. After reading her blog post, I sometimes wish my faith could be as strong as hers.
Living in Indonesia, country with largest Muslim population in the world, I’ve been a Muslim all my life. I automatically become a Muslim because my parents are Muslim. I didn’t walk thru process of ‘searching’. I accept Islam they way it is. And I didn’t questioned it. The 5 times praying ritual started become a soul-less routine. Because that’s what you’ve been told to do since you were a kid. You didn’t seek for it but you get feed. Sometimes you didn’t know what you eat, so you just chew, just because everybody else eating it.
Then come one moment in my life, when I just felt that I’m ready to go to the Holy Land of Makkah, visiting Ka’bah, performing Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage). People said it’s the personal ‘calling’ from God.
Read more here -> http://www.salsabeela.com/2011/06/03/my-umrah-journey/