The Journey

Posted on January 26, 2014

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, inner journeybut in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

For the eight years that I have been writing / blogging, there has been a real evolution / revolution of thought within. One of the most revolutionary shifts came when I realized that there really is no spiritual journey. What I have seen as a journey, if there is one, is like one inch long and 1000 miles deep. What does that mean? That is exactly what I wondered for quite a long time even though I knew there was truth in that statement.

Our spiritual journeys do not consist in any destination out there tseliotexplorationsomewhere.

Rather than a destination, it is an awakening.

Rather than getting there, it is learning to “See”.

Rather than a promised land, it is peace and presence.

It is a deepening of understanding of what is.

And mostly, it is remembering what we already know.

There is no place to get to unless it is this very moment.

There is no God to seek unless it is realizing the divine within.

There is no spiritual guidance except to wait, listening for that still small voice within.

There is no spiritual journey because you are already (t)here; along with everything you will ever need.

You are exactly where you are meant to be.what-lies-behind-us-and-what-lies-before

“They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength.
They will mount up with wings like eagles.
They will run and not be weary.
They will walk and not faint.” (Is. 40)

When the strength is already there, then the journey is no longer the “chasing after the wind” for fulfillment. 

When the fulfillment is already there, then the journey becomes the mission, the purpose… life itself. 

When life becomes the journey and we rest in the fulfillment and strength we already have, then it is no longer about finding and seeking. 

It is about being, about living each moment to the fullest extent, it allows us to become like children; playful as we go, responding in wonder, loving the mystery.

Being asked by the Pharisees when God’s Kingdom would come, he answered them, “God’s Kingdom doesn’t come with observation; neither will they say, ‘Look, here!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ for behold, God’s Kingdom is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21)

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