There is no right or wrong path in life.
Yeah, it probably wasn't what you were expecting to read. And you may disagree. And you may be right.
But let's consider the notion for a moment that there is no right or wrong path just to see what comes of it.
It doesn't mean choices are essentially irrelevant, or that there is no right or wrong in choice. It tells us exactly the opposite. Choice is everything. If we have handled one moment badly, we have, and we must face what comes of that. But more urgently we are called to focus on what to do next. Now. To open our hearts and find the courage to change direction if necessary to move toward that which is kind, generous, accepting and merciful. To shed our scripts about who we are supposed to be, our shells, and be naked before our own being, before Being itself.
It is in this way that we are born again. It is this way we walk with the spirit of God. It is in this way we recognize that samsara is nirvana. It is in this way we see the Kingdom of God in ourselves and the face of God in neighbors. This is the path of no path. This is the the beginning and the end of the spiritual journey. It is where the prophets, Jesus and the saints walk. It is the way of Lao Tsu and the Buddha. It is always before you no matter which way you turn.
Remove your shoes. Every step in on holy ground.It is such a nice sentiment, isn't it?
But I think that for many, that is all it will be. Something that sounds nice, and perhaps even makes sense, but which is never really internalized. Whether it is due to past disappointment or frustration with life in general or with religion in particular, it seems that narcissism, hedonism, cynicism or nihilism, which all revolve around a lack of larger connection to a larger meaning, is becoming increasingly visible.
So how does an earnest seeker let go of these limitations? How does someone who is clever, or educated or jaded honestly open herself to something that appears foolish, too simplistic or too good to be true?
And no folks, I don't even pretend to how to try to answer this one. The advice I keep running across says patience, patience, patience. So don't give up!