Friday, May 15, 2009
Tourbooks for the Spiritual Traveler
I grew up believing everything in the Bible was true -- literally true. In my late 20s, I realized I didn't have to believe that anymore. It's a freeing experience.
I still read the Bible, but more often the Tao Te Ching. I find great stuff in both of them. I've come to see them as tourbooks for the spiritual seeker. They can be great guides, but the journey itself is up to me, not a book.
If I think I'm undertaking that journey alone, then I'll make it in fear. If I think I'll get the help I need when I need it, then I'll make the journey in confidence. The journey I'm on is the journey I think I'm on. Am I in the wilderness all by myself, or am I traveling with the tribe?