Are You a Seeker?
Spiritual seekers are those that comply with a path of self-discovery. Being a seeker may be a lifelong journey or one that happens as a end result of a life-changing occasion, comparable to a trauma. I’ve been a seeker my complete life. And once I cease to give it some thought, I in all probability launched into this path throughout my childhood when my voice was silenced and I had to search peace and solutions from inside, from my readings, and from the jottings in my journal.
My looking for may additionally be traced to my youthful fascination with studying biographies and magazines that featured true tales. Real-life accounts typically present solutions for seekers posing essential questions. We need to find out how to navigate our journeys and sometimes achieve this by studying and listening to how others have discovered their very own approach. Then, we both consciously or subconsciously incorporate these classes into our personal lives.
Spiritual seekers are usually not essentially spiritual. Most typically, they’ve little curiosity in organized spiritual follow. In reality, research have proven that 33 % of Americans are religious, however not spiritual in the extra conventional sense of organized faith.
See additionally Kathryn Budig on Self-Discovery
Seek Self-Discovery & Transformation Through Writing
Many writers, particularly poets, are seekers of transformation. While poets may write poems to search for solutions to questions or to faucet into a deeper sense of understanding, typically poets’ particular intentions are unclear at the outset. However, throughout the course of of writing, poets may discover themselves reworked. In reality, poems typically include underlying messages that may transfer or change us and/or supply us hope.
I wrote one of my first poems as an grownup simply after an aged gentleman sitting on a road bench watched me parallel park. I used to be compelled to write my poem once I considered how males typically mock feminine drivers. The expression on the previous man’s face advised me that he was positive I might smash my automotive into the automotive parked in the area behind—which I did not do. The poem ends with a line stating that I’m a nice parallel parker. When I began to write the poem, I had no concept the place I used to be going with it, however by the time I reached the finish, I knew precisely why I used to be writing it, and that was to crush males’s stereotypes about ladies’s driving expertise.
In Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke summarizes the essence and significance of being a seeker because it pertains to writing poetry:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
To a point, we’re all seekers, and if we care to share our information with others, then we additionally supply them the alternative to study from our experiences whereas analyzing their very own.
See additionally The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living
Excerpted from Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story & Transforming Your Life (September 2017) by Diana Raab, PhD
About the Author
Diana Raab, PhD, is the writer of Writing for Bliss: A 7-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, (September 2017). She is an award-winning author, speaker, and educator who advocates the transformative powers of writing. Diana holds writing workshops round the nation. Find her at www.dianaraab.com.