Summer is always a season when families (and individuals) tend to take some time off to relax, unwind and spend some time taking vacations. Some folks may even travel away from home – within the country or overseas – to explore new lands and destinations and engage in the joy of discovery. It can be an educational experience indeed to encounter new or different cultures with their unique perspective and ways of doing things. Food, clothing, housing, family life, community life – even minor differences between our ways and their ways can be an enriching experience for us.
The journey that our minds and hearts make as we travel, influence our inner core – our spirit – in different ways too. Some of us find inspiration in the mountains, while some may find it near the water. Some may find it in the simple things close to home, some may have to travel tens of thousands of miles to find it. Some may find it in solitude while some may find it amongst crowds of people.
Whatever the case may be, our travels on the outside perhaps reflect, in some way, the journey that our inner spirit is seeking to make. Our spirit may have found its path, or it may still be in the process of seeking the path. Have you found the path that nourishes your spirit? How do we know when the path that our spirit has chosen is right for us? What recent “sights” have you discovered in your spiritual journey? What “travel tools” does your spirit use or need on its journey? Do you have a “road-map” for your journey with a destination in mind?
Join the #SpiritChat community on Sunday August 19th at our regular time of 9am ET / 2pm UK / 6:30 India as we explore some of these questions and examine our spiritual paths and the journey…
As always, travel well!
Update: Transcript for #SpiritChat chat held from 9-10amET Sun Aug 19th. http://bit.ly/sc-tr-0819 . Here are the questions asked during the live chat. Feel free to respond in the comments. Thank you!
Ready? Q1. What does the phrase - to be on a spiritual journey - mean to you? #SpiritChat Q2. Do we need a specific spiritual path or not? Why or why not? #SpiritChat Q3. What specific practices (sign-posts) help you along your journey? In what way? #SpiritChat Q4. What is most important fuel for your spirit - knowledge, action or faith? Why? #SpiritChat Q5. When you feel you are at a spiritual crossroads, what moves you forward? #SpiritChat Q6. What insights has your spiritual journey revealed to you recently? #SpiritChat Q7. How does community impact your spiritual journey? Or do you walk alone? #SpiritChat Final Q8. What area of your spiritual journey needs the most work? How will you work it? #SpiritChat