“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” — Ram Dass
“Listen to your own truth.” Great wisdom. First, you must discover what your own truth is. The reason that can at times be difficult is because we are so easily programmed to believe in a certain way. Sort out for yourself – how much of your truth is really the truth of your parents, your society or government, your religious orientation, your education, advertising, views of your friends or your spouse, and many other areas you can add.
You see, this first step takes a while. What is my truth? It’s actually so very freeing when you realize you can think as you choose, speak as you choose and act as you choose – all consistent with your truth.
“It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path.” Wow! How would our world be different today if that one simple statement had been understood and honored over the ages that have come and gone? Or, if it was understood and honored in this age we now find ourselves in?
“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated.” When I read a quote like this one, it just all makes so much sense to me. I find myself wondering where organized religion came from. And, a bigger mystery to me is how it has survived for so very long. I read statistics supporting the idea that people are leaving organized religion. To me that’s a good thing.
Since the spiritual journey is highly personal I’m sure many find their path within some sort of organization. I’m happy for anyone who has genuinely found their truth and their path in this way. My point is – it’s not for everyone – maybe not most.
Isn’t it time we all live our own truth – isn’t the most important thing to walk our own journey through this life unencumbered by dogma? Aren’t we all mature adults courageous enough to realize we are – the universe, source, the creator, god? Are we at a point in our evolution where we can let go of the need for someone else to tell us how to be spiritual? Where we can – “Listen to our own truth.”