Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Path

Choosing a path does not mean selecting a direction.

In this world we mistakenly relate "spiritual paths" to the paths we are familiar with:

the roads, the highways, a way to get you somewhere fast.

A journey where you start from a place where you are and you arrive at a destination.

This is a misunderstanding.

A spiritual path is more like a garden path. It’s not designed to get you anywhere, it’s designed to give you work.

You will spend more time tending the path than walking it.
There is no end to the tending.

If you don’t work it will be overcome by weeds and there will be no path.

So a real path gets you nowhere.

It only gives you something real to do.


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