Everyone is on a path, many openly devout people say. But what they seem to be thinking is, "I, however, am on a spiritual path. "In other words, Now that I believe in oneness, I see that you and I are not one."
I myself have fallen into this trap, I now realize that nothing is more selfish or separating than thinking you, personally, have a higher approach to life than other people. It's quite ironic that individuals with strong spiritual beliefs often have larger egos, are more rigid, are more unconsciously judgmental, and more uncomfortable to be around than people who have little interest in pursuing mystical, religious, or metaphysical teachings. Those who assume the mantle of oneness often lack the desire to experience oneness with anyone.
The ego part of us does not act independently of our wishes, because it is us, at least this is our evident and deeply held convictions. If we are still judgmental of our teenager, we will still want to be judgmental of our teenager. If we our still confused about what our partner wants from us, we still want to be confused. Obliviously, believing in oneness doesn't decrease the desire for oneness, and many people both believe in it and practice it. Yet it's interesting how often we trumpet what we ourselves fail to do and criticize in others what we ourselves do regularly.
Monday I will continue to add to this blog on "Our path." I want you to think and reflect on yourself and the path your on.
"How could one person's way possibly be superior to another person's way if God is leading us all?