Wanting, Getting, Having

Sharing this, because, oh. Can’t word right now.

The Road, the Walker, and What Comes Next

A person’s reasons for pursing any type of spiritual practice are likely to be highly personal. Even if an individual is responding to personal or group expectations about practice, these motivations are still highly intimate. Though the specifics can vary a great deal, many motivations for practice come down to, “I want to experience more of this.” This is a perfectly fine motivation and it can lead to lots of really excellent practice and revelatory experiences. However, within this basic expression of motivation is the potential for – or at least the hope for – fulfillment. This leads to the conundrum of what motivation comes after the fulfillment. This is the question that I’m considering right now.

This isn’t the first time that the question of what comes next has arisen in my practice. The continual unfolding of desire and resolution has led me to be a little more selective…

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