The Spiritual Journey

His quest will be filled with paradox. “Spirituality transcends the ordinary; and yet, paradoxically, it can be found only in the ordinary. Spirituality is beyond us and yet is in everything we do. It is extraordinary, and yet it is extraordinarily simple.”11

Another paradox is that the specifics of each person’s journey can never be forecast, even though the journey’s outlines are known to us all. This quest is the most often told tale in all human cultures. The ancients told this epic story centuries ago, and it endures today among our most popular best sellers.

The Odyssey, some three thousand years old, tells the story of the warrior king Odysseus, who must journey for years struggling to overcome treacherous enemies, ...

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