Today I really feel like I need a spiritual lift but I’m not sure which direction to take. The disciplined approach appeals somewhat; maybe a Yogic immersion. I could get a CD but maybe it would be better to join a group. Others around me of like mind might provide inspiration.
The ancient mystics figured it out for themselves through Gnostic readings and maybe a bit of self-imposed deprivation. I’ve got a copy of the Zohar around somewhere and I really don’t eat much anyway.
Or, perhaps I should seek the right path through the gift of Grace. Someone wrote, Kierkegaard I think, that all I would need to do is take the leap into faith and embrace the great paradox. I guess he meant believing in a logical absurdity.
It may be that the best path is through one of the great traditions. The Catholics have some wonderful liturgies; the Hindu pantheon is incredibly compelling in all its literary and visual manifestations and one can’t ignore the Buddha’s relentless pursuit of Nirvana.