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To be a pilgrim…

27 Oct

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“A pilgrim is someone who sees life as a sacred journey, who sees the Earth as a sacred home, who sees the universe as a process.

We can relate to our planet Earth in two ways. Either we can act as tourists and look at the Earth as a source of goods and services for our use, pleasure and enjoyment, or we can act as Earth pilgrims and treat the planet with reverence and gratitude. Tourists value the Earth and all her natural riches only in terms of their usefulness to themselves. Pilgrims perceive the planet as sacred, and recognise the intrinsic value of all life.

To be a pilgrim is to be on a path of adventure, to move out of our comfort zones, to let go of our predujices and preconditioning, to make strides towards the unknown. If we want to tread the pilgrim’s path, we need to go beyond ideas of good and evil, and to be dedicated to our quest – to our natural calling. We need to shed not just our unnecessary material possessions but also our burdens of fear, anxiety, doubt and worry, in this way we can find spiritual renewal and enter on the great adventure into the unknown. Paradoxically, being on a pilgrimage does’nt necessarily mean travelling from one place to another – it means a state of mind, a state of consciousness, a state of fearlessness.”

Satish Kumar

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