Celebrities are known for being open with most aspects of their lives, one being the religion that they follow. Religion is usually a sensitive topic but celebrities are very transparent and vocal about religion. Let’s look at a few examples of spiritual celebrities that you probably didn’t know about.
Celebrities Who are Spiritually Open:
Known as Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik whose name translates into the water in Hebrew is Jewish. Currently, though she states that she is an “aspiring Modern Orthodox.” Going the modest Orthodox way. Mayim abides by their dress code when she’s on the red carpet, that means covering her arms and not showing any cleavage. She even sticks to an all kosher diet!
Madonna is known for introducing the world of Kabbalah, and Gwyneth follows in her footsteps.
Even though Gwyneth herself isn’t religious, she wants to raise her children Jewish since both her parents were also Jewish. But she does consider herself to be “spiritual”
The Pirates of the Caribbean star will surprise his fans when he talks of his relationship with Buddhism.To bloom Buddhism is a way of life, a tool that people can use to cope with the suffering and problems.
“My interest in meditation was born of a curiosity for Buddhism. I started being interested in a literary way, but I realized that reading books wasn’t enough – that you have to practice for it to work. So I started it, and I love it!”
It does not question that Julia Roberts shows interest in the Hindu religion after she filmed a stint in India for her movie “Eat, Pray, Love.” Roberts swear by yoga, which was what peaked her interest in the religion.
Of all the spiritual celebrities, the Wolverine surprisingly also has an inclination towards Hindu culture and India in general. He openly praises Shahrukh Khan – even claiming that he should be the “Indian Wolverine.” During an interview, Jackman opened up about his beliefs, “I naturally sort of end up flowing towards that Vedic sort of tradition. I find it fits with me and my sensibilities. I used to question so much when I was growing up in a church. Fired my brains questioning, it felt quite limited- and as soon as I discovered more about Vedic ideas, philosophies, and concepts, it felt right to me, it just felt natural.”
About the author:
Kavya Sridharan is our newest Content Intern at The Silver Lining. When she isn’t busy typing away, she loves to travel and eat (a lot) – a delicious combination.