I remember hearing a parable many years ago about a man who searched for gold on his property. By the time he died he had dug more than one hundred holes in his land and still had found nothing. The land was sold and the new owner chose a spot and dug down. The man never wavered; he continued to dig the same hole for years and eventually he did in fact find gold – liquid gold in this case.
The lesson offered is to choose a path to the divine and burrow deeply into all it has to offer. Every faith and every path can lead you to discover your true divine nature. Every path is right and no path is (inherently) wrong. I grew up Catholic and loved it; I went to church often and not just on Sundays!! I loved the rituals, the music, the peace. As I grew older I felt called to look around for a “hole to dig” that better suited my nature. I visited and studied several options and none spoke to my heart. I did not begin yoga to find a spiritual path (I began yoga to help my back pain) and I found a home for my soul, and have since been burrowing as deeply as I can in order to uncover all the bounty my path offers.
If you have found your path, please share how you use it to deepen your connection to spirit, the divine and yourself. Stay true to your path and let nothing come between you and the truth of that path, understanding that it is simply one path to God.
If you are wandering lost or confused, my heart goes out to you. Little is harder than the disconnect and loneliness that comes from seeking and not finding. But, and this is a big but… fear not; if you are indeed open to Truth you will find the path that best suits your nature. In the meantime explore with open heart and open mind, always listening for the Divine rather than the human elements of all you discover.
My prayer for you is that you find peace and the causes of peace, happiness and the causes of happiness on the path that speaks most intimately to your heart and soul.