I have recently understood that my own spiritual path is that of the Pathfinder. Consider this for a moment before i throw the unbelievable into your lap. I find new paths through the thicket of knowledge and data. This blog alone makes that clear. Yet my discovery of this insight came through a completely obtuse route.
The common spiritual seeker has to be diligent in this day and age, because there are all kinds of distractions out there that can halt our progress if we let them. Now’s a better time than ever to increase our dedication and find out how far we can go, but we have to watch out for the things I’ll list here as well as anything else that can stand in our way.
You probably don’t need me to tell you how our mainstream culture can distract us from the path.
This can discourage us from making progress, because there are plenty of people around us who’ll talk about trivial, cultural things all day long. It never feels good for a spiritual seeker to take part in mundane discussion, because they’ve begun to tap in to the secrets of the universe and this quickly becomes their only interest.