I am a spiritual nomad, as were my ancestors, as are my descendents (so far anyway).
This is the way of our people.
Jack Kornfield’s book, “A Path With Heart” includes a chapter entitled, “Take The One Seat.” Kornfield explains that taking one seat means “selecting one practice and teacher among all the possibilities.” By claiming one seat, the seeker will deepen in spiritual practice.
Kornfield’s premise taunts me. I long for this, but it is not the way of my people.
So in my spiritual nomadic existence, I have set up a camp chair for 40 days in the land of beauty. At the end of 40 days I will pack up, bringing along what I’ve learned.