Re-posting this, my entry at The Pilgrim Log.
I finally got a spiritual director.
What? You’ve never heard of such a thing? Well, you’ve heard of personal trainers, right? Coaches? Teachers? These days, if you’re looking to…
- get in shape
- lose weight
- excel at a sport
- become a virtuoso
- get motivated
…you’ll likely seek out an expert who can help you. So, if we do this for our body and our mind, why not for our spirit?
St. John of the Cross once said, “The blind person who falls will not be able to get up alone; the blind person who does get up alone will go off on the wrong road.” In other words, we all have ‘blind spots’ in our spiritual life: personal weaknesses or things we don’t notice about ourselves. We need the guidance of another person to overcome those, and to help us choose the right path.
Spiritual direction is an ancient practice that…
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