Next week I’m going to begin a lesson “The Clutch of Death.” I’ll talk about how when we try and hang on to happiness, try to clutch the things we desire, while we may attain fleeting moments of pleasure, true and abiding happiness will elude us.
As preamble to that lesson, today I encourage you to relax on the journey. Striving, straining, and fretting about our soul’s advancement on the journey yields very little return. Peace, hope, and trust, on the other hand, yield a tidy return.
Desire… that’s the primary driver of the spiritual life. Desire God, desire truth, desire virtue, desire peace. Desire spiritual life, and then simply pay attention. God… The Universe, Ultimacy, will all conspire to take us where our soul yearns to go.
Have a listen.