I hear many people tell me that they are on a spiritual path. When I ask them where their spiritual path is leading them, almost all of them either have no clear answer or they waffle about peace and love, which tells me that they have no idea of their goal.
If someone says to you, “I’m going to France for my summer vacation”, you can ask them, “Where are you going in France?”. Most of the time you will get a response like “We will be in Nice for 3 days, then in Gordes for a week before ending our Paris trip for 9 days.” That clarifies your goal.
If you waffle about peace and love for 5 minutes and are happy in response to the question “Where is your spiritual path leading you?”, You will find that you have no clarity about your goal.
Unless you go on an adventurous, undefined road trip, you’ll never hit a freeway and drive endlessly, right? You want to know your destination so that you can get on the path that will get you there.
The spiritual path is no different. The spiritual path is not a coddiwomple journey. You need to know your goal. It has to be crystal clear for you. This is where you need to start your spiritual quest – define your goal.
This then brings me to the group of people who like to say, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” The people who say this are the people who have no idea where they are going. It is also the group of people who like to repeat quotes without thinking about it because it sounds nice or wise when you say it.
Well, it’s actually about both. The journey and the destination. The goal is just as important. Why? Because if your destination is the dumpster, your trip there is going to be pretty crappy.
Every path leads you somewhere. The question is, where does it take you and when you get there and find out where you are, will you be happy? It would really suck if you got to your destination and totally despised where you are and then thought, “Well, I suppose I went the wrong way!” Then you would realize that it wasn’t just about that Journey, but the destination was also important.
The journey becomes enjoyable and something to enjoy and experience as you are on your way to a destination that you want to achieve.
The destination defines the journey.
It is best to reverse engineer your spiritual quest. Stay away from the destination or destination and figure out the way to get there. And if you can’t figure out the way to get there, ask someone who has the same destination as you, who is either further down the path or has already arrived at the destination and can sketch the path for you.
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