I see spirituality as a way of life, a practice, a bit like practicing the piano except that when it comes to playing the piano you might one day master that instrument. I’m not certain it’s possible to completely master our lives. But spiritual practices like prayer and meditation help, even when sometimes they first mislead us before pointing us in the right direction.
Over at the delightful Killing the Buddha website, Daisy Hernandez shows how spirituality shapes, misshapes and then redeems us. She begins:
To be fair, Pema Chödrön is not to blame for what happened. It was the late nineties and she was writing about starting right where you are and the brilliant wisdom of having no escape. She was sweet and kind and suggesting that we stop running from the pain and simply be with it. But I misunderstood her. More here.
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