I’ve been a seeker on the spiritual path since as long as I can remember….
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
What is the meaning of life?
These were just a few of the questions that plagued me as a teenager.
And as I searched for the answers, I became an eternal seeker.
From Conversations with God to the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, from Osho to Abraham Hicks, my quest for answers led me on a merry chase to try and understand the deeper meaning of life. In search of a teacher, I wandered between a myriad spiritual courses – Art of Living, Pyramid healing, Serenity Surrender, Nichiren Buddhism – but none made a lasting impression. They were either commercial ventures or after a while simply rang hollow. And still, my questions remained.
Over the years, they slowly faded to the background. But I would often think that there was surely more to the human experience than the certainties of birth, death, and taxes. That we are not meant to simply run a never ending race for success and the accumulation of wealth. Marriage and children cannot be our only purpose, either.
All of these are, after a while, hollow. So what is it that will make us feel whole and complete? What is the missing ingredient that we are seeking?
While I did get some answers in my search of over a decade, it was when I found my mentor that I finally found my spiritual grounding. Her wisdom and compassion helped me to strengthen and bloom. And as I started to get more grounded, I started to find a more lasting sense of peace permeating through my life.
Through this monthly series, I hope to share some of her deep wisdom with you. In the meantime, you can find out more about her and her work at Loving Life. While you are there, do scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for her guided meditations – those were a game changer on my spiritual journey.