Just because Julianne Moore sees herself as a spiritual person doesn't mean she has to be religious, in fact the 54-year-old actress recently admitted that she stopped believing in God when her mother passed away several years ago.

Julianne Moore
Moore prefers therapy to religion

While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Moore, who recently had a career-best performance in the drama 'Still Alice,' also revealed that therapy is what provides her with stability, which is something she has done since her early 30's.

"I was lonely," she said about her personal life at that time. "I don't think I felt happy. I didn't have the kind of personal life I wanted. I'd spent my 20s working hard and trying to get to wherever there was, which wasn't really anywhere. It was just a job, and I really wanted a family."

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But seeing a therapist was a huge changing point in Moore's life. "I discovered that was as important as my professional life," she explained. "I didn't spend the time; I didn't invest. One thing I used to tell my women friends was, 'There's an expectation that your personal life is going to happen to you, but you're going to have to make your career happen. And that's not true: You have to make your personal life happen as much as your career.'"

Through therapy the Hollywood actress has developed a very spiritual and clear outlook on life, which doesn't evolve being part of any religion. "The idea that you're the center of your own narrative and that you can create your life is a great idea," she told THR. "I totally believe it. I've been really lucky, but I feel I've completely created my own life."

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Moore decided not to believe in a high power after her mother's untimely death in 2009, but she does find herself with a strong sense of personal control. "I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no 'there' there," she said. "Structure, it's all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there's nothing but chaos."