Monday, April 27, 2015

Week One Musing: The Quest

"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth." Gandhi

Life is a journey, a quest so to speak. We seek meaning, truth, and all matter of other things throughout our life time. I've often pondered that the most important thing we seek during our journey through this world is not truth ...but instead our authentic selves or our soul. For it is in discovering self that we are drawn into a deeper spiritual connection to all that is and will be.

Think of the soul as a fragment of God, created in his image, small but powerful. This fragment is drawn toward the light and in the end becomes one again with the Creator. Yet in the quest, in this human world there are often hardships, temptations, and human folly that inhibit, distract, discolor or taint the soul.

By truly listening to self and acknowledging the most important thing in life, your soul, you will gain insight, satisfaction, contentment, and the ability to maneuver the twists and turns that life inevitably throws in your path.

So step forth on this quest, wander here and there but always with a desire for a deeper connection to life.   Embrace things that create profound joy and contentment, Acknowledge your inner wisdom.

This week reflect on the idea of a quest, a long or arduous search for something. Think about your journey through life. Recognize that sometimes you travel "internal" paths and in doing so reach new destinations as surely as if you moved forward physically. These paths can be more important than the ones under foot. 

Journal this week about an internal path you have traveled. If journaling is not your "thing" how about writing a poem or sketching a picture to represent it? This is also the week to decide how you will document your soul musings journey. Some people like bound journals or sketch books, some people like to use the computer or collect their "work" and store it in a binder. The choice is yours but your quest will be deeper and more meaningful if you explore more and the weekly "assignment" is one way to do so.

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