Jot down the outlines of your religious biography. Start with the external version: circumcision, baptism, confirmation, bar or bat mitzvah, attendance at church, mosque, or temple; any outward form of religion in which you participated by choice or convention. Then try a more internal version: a record of moments when you felt moved or touched by something outside of yourself that you feel might have been spiritual in any sense of the word. Did these personal experiences correspond to any of the official religious moments?

Alan Walker in Prayer for Everyday Living