Who am I? Where am I going? Why am I here?
These are the questions that seem to strike at the core of your very existence. They drive you and compel you forward in every aspect of your life: your work, your family, your friendships. You love to have those deep conversations and ask the hard questions of yourself and others.
You hate small talk.
You are inspired by the big thinkers, the deep thinkers,the philosophers and the poets, the ones who demand that you ask the hard questions of yourself. And in the process, you begin to explore your faith, searching for greater meaning. You want to connect with others who are also asking the hard questions in their own lives.
Because sometimes it is lonely on this journey and you yearn to feel the connection of belonging. You yearn to feel the fulfillment of understanding and being understood.
Along the way, you encounter suffering. Deep suffering. Suffering that is your own and others. The horrors of war…Of famine…Of poverty… Of oppression.. They sometimes keep you up at night. How can so many terrible things exist alongside such breathtaking beauty? How can this deep, existential sadness exist alongside this wellspring of hope that burbles up inside you?
This is the paradox of faith and the nonduality of spirit. And you want to not only understand how two opposing ideas can both be true, but also learn how to embrace this new reality of Oneness. To play inside the mystery. To live it.
But how? How do you find or create the spiritual basis for a life that is meaningful to you?
Perhaps you grew up in a particular religious tradition and it didn’t quite fit. (Or perhaps it didn’t fit at all.) And maybe you’ve explored or dabbled with other wisdom traditions, but haven’t quite felt like they work for you and self-help isn’t cutting it. You know there are other options out there, a cornucopia of spiritual practices and religious traditions, but you aren’t clear on how to get started with deeper exploration.