Completing the Journey

Nobody would get off of a train before it had come to a stop, even if they had accidentally boarded the wrong train – even less so had they boarded the wrong airplane. Similarly, Interspirituality allows us to continue to explore our traditions of origin while also looking for fresh perspectives and practices from other traditions. It’s not a matter, as some cynics might suggest, of being unwilling to find a tradition and stick with it. Rather, it is a matter of using all of the tools at our disposal to fully explore and understand our root tradition by using the perspective of another tradition to provide us the insight necessary to complete our task. Therefore, it is a matter of exploring the depths of two or more traditions rather than abandoning our root tradition or settling for simplistic and therefore unsatisfactory explanations. It requires more effort and dedication, not less.

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