- Religion and Philosophy
Sometimes greater awareness requires that we unlearn much of what we have learned. A letting go of the paradigms we have thus far attached ourselves to on our life path. Easier said then done I know. Although sometimes we may think we are on the wrong path.... perhaps that is exactly where we need to be.
In our journey to greater awareness, often we are told there is a right way and there is a wrong way. This path is good for us, that path is not. This can cause disillusionment, confusion and an “I don’t care” attitude.
There are so many different practices and doctrines available in today’s world that purports to help us on our journey to greater awareness. Choosing one can be a whole new drama in itself.
Perhaps it is not in the path that we choose, or even in the rituals and practices a religion or philosophy has, that is important. We can always shred a path to bits and put it back together again yet all we have achieved is creating another path. But even that seems a trifle unimportant. Not choosing a path at all, to me, can be considered a path.
Perhaps inside us the many paths available have already been mapped out. If we assume the holographic principle of the universe is correct, and the concept that the whole universe is in the grain of sand is too. Then this idea that the path has been already mapped out seems less outrageous. However either way it still is not the path that is of any importance.
As has been said often It is not the destination that counts it is the journey. Perhaps if we add a few more words it may bring a deeper meaning to this statement.
“It is not the destination that counts, but more what we learn, what our hearts awaken to, what our awareness brings to the fore, that is of more importance in our journey no matter which path we choose”
Struggles - A poem
It’s not the struggles that matter
It’s more in the lessons we learn
What our hearts awaken to
What wisdom we can discern
The resolve to keep on going
No matter what life will bring
When higher awareness is gained
Our joyful hearts will sing