Finding my voice

I know very clearly that my life in it’s entirety is devoted to the spiritual path. My study, my offerings to the community, my study of self, my prayer life… all of it is for an increased awareness and relation with Spirit, for myself, the community, and the planet. The question is how to remain true to my heritage, ancestors, foundation, and local community?

A simple story for 2011

A tale from Attar of Nishapur:

The lover knocked at the door of his beloved. “Who knocks?” said the beloved from within. “It is I,” said the lover. “Go away. This house will not hold you and me.”

The rejected lover went away into the desert. There he meditated for months on end, pondering the words of the beloved. Finally he returned and knocked at the door again.

“Who knocks?”
“It is you.”

The door was immediately opened.

“100 percent and 100 percent,” I said. “They cannot be separated.”