Many of us are having spiritual, holy moments all the time. They're all around us. They are us. It's the way we notice the sunlight on the river. Or how the smell of our spouse shifts time for one swift moment while we're hovering over the stove.
The fact that the Supreme Court invalidated state laws against homosexuality was the bellwether of a shift in acceptance that will only accelerate. It's time, then, to consider another dimension that has been masked by the headlines over legal battles. That's the dimension of spirituality.
Your change initiates from you. You may seek a professional to help you, yet you are the pilot and the counselor is the copilot. You guide the work, while your supporter uses his or her training and skills to jump-start or turbo boost your own efforts. Keep aware that you are in the driver's seat.
After his wife of 36 years died of breast cancer, Paul Stuzman, 57, spent 138 days hiking 2,176 miles along the Appalachian trail. He tells the story in Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail.
Jefferson Bethke's video, "Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus," has been viewed by more than 18 million people. But when he seems to jump from this devastating critique to the dismissal of organized religion altogether he has gone too far.
When the scientist or the journalist finds answers, the answers must remain open, serving as doorways to further questions. But what about the curiosity of the seeker? Can long-sought wisdom, once found, block further inquiry?