I have been asked what my ‘spiritual method’ is. ‘Oh God’, I think, when asked such questions, knowing that my answer can only disappoint. My ‘spiritual method’ can be described in something I shared with a friend one day.
I said, ‘When people talk about all these spiritual things and use all this spiritual language, my brain just turns to mush and all I can think is, shh, be quiet.’
Repeatedly in my life I’ve had the experience of feeling completely overwhelmed when faced with too much information, and too much conflicting information. In spirituality, there is much conflict. So many teachings. So many people saying so much. And when this happens, I always just go for the simplest thing. And the simplest thing to me is the silence. To drop everything and be still and quiet. To listen to a bird sing. To watch a leaf fall from a tree. To feel your heart beat. I do not need more than this. Everything can be discovered here.
So I will never be the one who can offer a method. But for those, like me, who find themselves overwhelmed by such things, I can offer the permission to let your brain turn to mush. To let yourself be a simple person and to know the value in that.
Love and courage,