Originally Posted by ChildOfNone
I keep mine to myself - and it is not about rejection even though that is a huge issue for me - it is about protection. I keep my spiritual work and development to myself to protect it from attack and criticism.
ChildOfNone, I mean this in love, but why defend your spirituality against attack? Does god need defense?
My personal thought would be that if you need to protect your beliefs, you are not really quite stable in them: you don't know if you totally believe them yourself, or are afraid that they might be wrong.
I'm not telling you that you are wrong for doing so, but just seeing if there might be another possibility that might allow you to be more authentic with others and causing you less stress. It's pretty stressful to defend your beliefs against attack.