What is a Spiritual Path?
A spiritual path is that which clarifies, and frees us from our own confusion.
It is not something that adds to that confusion.
It is not something that makes us feel guilty.
It is not something that we have to defend.
It clarifies confusion, guilt and defensiveness.
Spiritual paths are a tricky business; we can so easily become attached to them, giving rise to defensiveness, and therefore aggression. Fanatics come in all forms, and turn spirituality into a religion, blindly following dogma. Lacking confidence, they become defensive; feelings of inadequacy and guilt are born from confusion.
I have spoken to many spiritual people, only to find they belong to a religion.
I have spoken to many who hate religions, only to find they too are religious.
Religion is something in which we become stuck.
Spirituality is something that frees us from ‘stuck-ness’.
We are free the moment we realise we are stuck!
On 7th January 2015 fanatics killed 12 people in Paris, seven of whom were cartoonists.
We may not be so extreme…but we can’t assume we’re so very different.