This is one my favorite questions, because my answers are never identical. I see life as a box in that box is information that has been processed. Very similar to processed food. The ingredients are Life = learning and learning = programing. Were born into a society of beliefs, beliefs that are passed down from our parents, teachers, ministers, politicians, etc. Box, box, box, boxes. “Hello corn flakes.” So religion is a big box that is boxed conveniently with information that has limits. This box has rules that you have to abide by to stay packaged in it. If you stay in this box, you become boxed in mind and you pass the material onward to invite others into your box. Spirituality is box-less in my opinion. Its not governed by religion. Its foundation is mostly philosophy and the exploration is endless. There are no conjured images passed down by ancient prophesies. It allows you to change your mind when your first theory doesn’t work for you. There is no jealous deity that gives you choice between heaven and hell. It gives a direct call to find the spirit in you and not the mighty. power hungry spirit outside of you.