Spiritual Path

1. Find a map.
2. Pick a path.
3. Stay on the path.

A brief but very clever article on the U.S. Baha’i website challenges us to approach our spiritual search just the way any other journey. My experience is exactly the same: you need a map (a detached and openminded reading of any of the world religions would do it but the newest of God’s revelations would perhaps ring truer to a contemporary man’s ears), and you need to know the goal (for me that is getting closer to the Creator, God). Once you select the goal and have the map, you need to stick to the path — even if the road is sometimes narrow and rocky and challenging, the reward of overcoming difficulties and the conviction that what awaits us is better than anything we can imagine in this material world, should encourage us and sustain us on a daily basis.

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