Srinivasa Ramanujan was a mathematical genius of Indian origins. Despite having almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made significant contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. He produced solutions to previously unsolvable mathematical problems. Ramanujan chose to discard some aspects of his religious identity when they threatened to stifle the available opportunity. He had to travel abroad to find better opportunities for his God-given talent for mathematics. He would not let his religion get in the way of his goals. This is intriguing because Ramanujan was a deeply religious man who once stated, “An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God.”
Many people are ensnared in erroneous religions and bizarre sects. We pick a religion in the hopes of developing our relationship with God (aka spirituality). Just as we attend school in the hopes of getting an education. Any religion or belief that stifles and hinders your ability to live an abundant life is a wrong religion for you. Your religion should assist you in fully realising your creative and productive potential. That is the intention of God for religion. If the gift of God inside you is failing to find maximum expressions due to your religious affiliations, perhaps it is time to have a rethink?
Religion is not inherently bad or irrelevant, as some portray it. Religion benefits mankind more than it does not. You need a religion. You should never consider becoming irreligious or atheist. Isaac Newton, the father of physics, never had to abandon his Christian faith. Religion is the set of rules, beliefs, and discipline that a person adopts as their way of life. Seek out religious leaders and institutions that will enable you to exercise your creativity to the fullest. Look for places where you can see the kind of results your soul desires. Then commit to the process there.