There are a number of journeys that can constitute a spiritual journey. One is the journey you take from one home to another: The man traveling from Wisconsin who sells his Chevy for a bus ticket to California, ends up traveling for three days without a shower or a bed.
Brothers, and Their Baggage, in India By A. O. SCOTT, Published: Sep 28, 2007 NY TIMES
Another journey you take to shed your baggage in order to find something that is missing from your life: Three semi-estranged brothers reunite on a train to search for their mother, who has joined a convent in India.
Another yet, is the one you take to bury a loved one: The daughter comes back to her old hometown to share her mother’s final days.
Some journeys are drawn out and some are short and fast. Some you take alone and some are crowded with voices.
It need not be approached too consciously; getting overly involved in its contents and outcome will cause you to over think.
The point is to release feelings of false control, so let go…
First, you must be called upon. This will come in the form of an opportunity that you will either listen to or not. Be a YES man, take that chance and start your journey.
You begin totally green.
You, essentially a fool, are
courageous because you don’t know what is ahead of you. “[The fool] is the adventure in us that leaves safe places to find new things, he is the part of us that is hungry enough to want more and silly enough to take the risks to find what we need(1).”
Along the way you will meet characters with their own wisdom.
Some will recognize your journey as one that will continue.
Others will believe you have gone as far as you should go.
Furthermore, you will be presented with trials.
These you must face in light of your history and what brought you there in the first place.
The characters that you interact with and the trials you face play with different aspects of your subconscious and conscious mind.Some call upon your analytic reasoning powers while others will dip into the imagination…About halfway through, you will have a revelation of sorts.
This will transform you.
Go with it and return a new person.
Now, its your turn.
Here is a mini journey for you to take, enjoy: