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Pathfinding

The Long Hike

Some paths you stroll down.  Some involve a climb.  Some allow you to run. It’s true for spiritual paths as well. Not everyone traverses the same paths in the same manner, nor should everyone.  In the same way we use park trails in different ways, sharing the space with others not traveling with us, we […]

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Don’t Believe the Hype

One problem with trying to change something as integral as spiritual practice is that we’re actually pretty bad at figuring out what’s good for us.  We’re not even that great at figuring out what makes us happy.  Humans constantly pursue things which we think will bring us joy, only to find ourselves disappointed. It can […]

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When I Grow Up…

I find it troubling that we give spirituality such a large chunk of influence in our lives, but we often give it the least amount of scrutiny and examination, even when we’re actively searching for a new spiritual environment. We obsess over our academic paths, our career paths, our family plans, our future ambitions, but […]

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What We Seek

Spirituality is a journey.  Some of us may not have a definitive “Point B” we’re traveling to, but at any given point we’re at a “Point A” and our goal is to go somewhere else.  And it’s everything that happens between A and B which constitutes one’s spiritual life.  I think too many of us, in […]

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No Truth

The different types of spiritual paths can be divided up a lot of ways, but I think one of the most significant are those with a goal or result and those without.  Some paths promise some kind of reward for achieving something spiritually, either after death or in the form of enlightenment.  Some paths focus […]

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Spiritual Questions

I’ve written a lot in the past about spiritual pathfinding, or figuring out what the best tradition or practice is for yourself.  While I’d definitely categorize some spiritual beliefs and practices as detrimental either to the individual or to society at large, for the most part I believe that people should find the best path […]