Responsible experimenting with psychedelic drugs and exposure to life in third world countries, has honestly made me more enlightened and spiritual than any religion has. Mediation really does expand your mind. You become more self aware and begin to realize that LIFE is not what society has brainwashed you to believe.
I have a new found appreciation of people, nature, the world, the universe and time! People get so caught up in the media, entertainment, consumerism and all these DISTRACTIONS to keep from expanding their consciousness and loving one another.
I think Buddha, Jesus, Allah and so on, were ultimately trying to convey the basic principals of life. (Then of course other human beings distorted and cherry picked their main teachings)
Documentaries like: DMT 'the spirit molecule', I am, Propaganda and Through the wormhole- should be watched to open your mind a bit more.