Finding a path. Or how I became a Buddhist.January 18, 2012 | 31 Comments | Add to favorites
Hello everyone. Yesterday a member of the Open Heart Project asked me how I became a Buddhist and I told her I would answer the question in a post.
Each of us comes to our spiritual path in a unique way and, as the poet Rumi said, there are a million ways to kneel and kiss the ground. There is no single way that applies to all. For example, some people (such as myself) benefit most from a proscribed, traditional path. We need structure and rootedness because we are already too prone to flying off into outer space. Other people may already be too earth-bound and strict and may require, perhaps, a less-structured path in order to free their minds.
However, it is very tricky because we’ll pretty much go to any lengths to remain confused about reality and so my counsel is always this: when in doubt, go traditional. All the wisdom we require to relieve our suffering already exists and if we open our hearts, we can hear it.
So please hear my mini story with a grain of salt. It is in the video above.
Have you found your personal spiritual path? What does it look like? What are your doubts or concerns? What about your path makes the most sense to you?