I’ve reached the point in my spiritual journey where I have little patience for arguments and debates about the right way to do spirituality. Instead, I find it much more profitable to listen to spiritual voices and perspectives that are quite different from my own. If we are secure in our spiritual path, we don’t need to fear other perspectives. They hold the potential of moving us out of our spiritual comfort zones and helping us to grow.
Gus DiZerega. in his insightful book Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience, states it this way: “The value of a spiritual practice is determined by how well it brings us into a better relationship with what is Highest and most Sacred. If our spiritual practice does not help us in this task, it is not really important how many debates we win, how subtle our thinking, or how profound our insights. All these things, desirable as they can be, are simply icing on the spiritual cake. When the cake is good, the icing adds to its beauty and flavor. When the cake is bad, the icing is only a deceptive promise. So our personal practice within and without our spiritual community is primary.”
Copyright ©2022 by David Taliesin, http://www.sabbatsandsabbaths.com (Not the quote but the first paragraph of this post.)