I started this site several years ago. At the time I wanted to collect various sources of spiritual wisdom and show the cross currents they share. As times have changed, I think the spirit of the site has as well.
We’ve entered an age that is unlike anything I have lived through in this country. People of various spiritual traditions have openly embraced a philosophy that is contrary to their paths. I started reporting on it with regards to the Christian paradigm, but I’ve seen it in other spiritual traditions as well.
What is occurring is that our society is focusing more on the mundane plane of existence and while that is business as usual for the vast majority of people – it is quite a new process for the spiritually minded.
I can’t change them, or anyone. Master Shantideva said it in a parable… “how much leather do you need to cover the whole world to protect your feet? Or is it enough to simply cover your own feet?” In other words… we can’t change the world. We (me) can’t change others. This is a collective karma we’re entered into. People are moving into a new focus.
I can’t change them, nor should I be invested in the change in others.
The only person I can change is me.
I do hope that others will come to find the common unity and cross currents in other faiths – and find a way of uniting in love and compassion… I have seen this slip in my own life as I react daily to events that either upset or deprive me of happiness. The problem is not “out there,” but with myself – I am not sure I am capable of providing quality content at this time.
With this in mind, I’m considering pausing the publishing of content, and perhaps ending the site altogether – I feel its usefulness (or my ability to express the right motivation) may now be over.