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Moving from & Moving to... finding our way

no experts here

Feb 19, 2020


Kennebec River ~ Winter Series No. 9

Brian Wilcox. Kennebec River ~ Winter Series no. 9

getting lost is
the prelude to
being found

really
getting lost and being found is
a seamless movement in Life

An acquaintance wrote to me of a book I had read decades prior, J. B. Phillips' Your God Is Too Small. I had posted online a rating of it. She spoke of reading it many years before, too. The book had been a corrective to our fundamentalist religion. We had been in the Christian faith, but within it in different but alike authoritarian, dogmatic sects. She spoke of our having a like background religiously and of the blessing that we had received of getting out of that rigid religion and having continued a spiritual path and growth.

I replied to her, with the following, and share it here, for I see it to posit wisdom for anyone who leaves a spiritual path and adopts another way of living a sacred life...

Yes, and possibly our paths are enriched, for we did experience that we came out of and coming out we take the best of it with us, or it takes us with it. Presently, at this age, I am appreciating more the good of that past, seeing more the harmfulness in it, realizing amid it was a lot of truth, relatively tainted in relativism I would not recommend to anyone. Yet, also, it provided a grounding, at least for me, somewhere to move from. I wonder about persons who have nowhere to move from, and wonder if they have anywhere then to move to. I don't know - I seem to know almost nothing now; I used to be an expert.

I ended the paragraph with a smiley face sign, for I was being humorous in the conclusion. But even that closing sentence shares important insight, for no one is a spiritual expert; we know very little of the Mystery we live within together. The wise being is one who knows he or she does not know.

*Video accessed on original site via below upper left artist-title; lyrics below video...

A thousand dreams you gave to me
You held me high, you held me high
And all those years you guided me
So I could find my way

How long your love had sheltered me
You held me high, you held me high
A harbour holding back the sea
So I could find my way

So let me give this dream to you
Upon another shore
So let me give this dream to you
Each night and ever more

Yet only time keeps us apart
You held me high, you held me high
You’re in the shadows of my heart
So I can find my way

You held me high, you held me high
So let me give this dream to you
Upon another shore
So let me give this dream to you
Each night and ever more

A thousand dreams you gave to me
You held me high, you held me high
And all those years you guided me
So I could find my way
So I could find my way

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(C)Brian Wilcox, 2020

 

Lotus of the Heart > Path of Spirit > the changing of spiritual paths

©Brian Wilcox 2020