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?


Cavillator said...

Since I, on my journey, am starting the journey of your journey, I feel okay in responding to a question asked by you in the past to me in the present.

I'm sure you know this by now, but you weren't alone when you read this, and you aren't alone now.

HK Stewart said...


Thanks for your comment. Yes, you're right. I do know that I've never been alone. My sense of separateness has always been an illusion.

Thanks for sharing the journey.

H. K.