Always On Our Way To The Red X

Today from Howard Thurman, this deceptively simple sentence of eight short words:

“We seem always to be on our way.”

This sent me back to one of my favorite quotes from Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar To The World:

 “No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life suggests that the reason so many of us cannot see the red X that marks the spot is because we are standing on it. The treasure we seek requires no lengthy expedition, no expensive equipment, no superior aptitude or special company. All we lack is the willingness to imagine that we already have everything we need. The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.”

Let’s string two of those sentences together:

“We always seem to be on our way.”  “The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are”

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