The road to Truth is different for everyone. For me, I have been on a search to make sense of the Truth that has crept into my awareness for years and years. I was mostly able to write it off for a good chunk of my life, but then it got too loud and I set out on my quest for answers. I used to write a lot of poetry. Somehow the prose reflected back to me a self I could slightly recognize. I read a lot in my search for my answers and I still do. The spiritual text that has resonated most profoundly for me is A Course in Miracles. Still, there are aspects of it that seem very specific to the woman who transcribed it. So, I take what works for me and I leave the rest.
This should be the mantra of all spiritual seekers.
Take what works for you and leave the rest.
How are we all searching for exactly the same thing and there are infinite ways to get there? Wouldn’t it make sense if there was only one path that led to Truth?
We are all different. Therefore, all of our paths will be different.
Different has nothing to do with being wrong or right, it only has to do with being different.
If you leave judgment behind, which would be ideal, different isn’t bad or scary. Different is just different.
Sometimes when we are extremely scared or confused we mistake others and their differing beliefs to be at the root of our fear.
This is not so. At least not in my experience. I am completely freaking out because my awareness of the world has turned upside down not because someone else believes differently than I do. If someone is content on their path this does not repel me, it draws me to them. What is it that they know that brings them peace? I want that. Please share. At the end of the day I’ll take what works for me and I’ll leave the rest.
“You must find your own way to your own truth. For before each and every one of you lies your pathway, a doorway, an eye of the needle, through which only you can fit.”
–The Way of Mastery p. 42
Shanti Christo Foundation