Life is a spiritual path. You may have heard people describing how they began their spiritual path, or found a spiritual path, but in reality, they’ve been on that path all along.
You cannot be on any other path except that of spirit, for, as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin noted, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Who is more spiritual? A devoted monk or a successful businesswoman? A member of the clergy or a wilderness teacher? “Spiritual” is not something you do, it is something you are. And we are all spiritual beings, regardless of the occupation in which we work or the belief system we’ve chosen. We are always on a spiritual path.
(This post originally appeared in ACM)