First Parish Church of Cambridge
3 Church Street, Cambridge,
Topic for Wednesday May 7:
To seek is to question: What is my question?
Before I begin a work on myself -- one that follows an authentic
spiritual tradition -- my questions may be about my behavior: Why do I
act this way? Why can I not stick to a decision I've made? Why am I so
restless, dissatisfied, anxious, or scattered? How
can I find a sense of purpose in my life? My questions are constantly
changing, entangled and conditioned by many influences.
When I begin the work on myself, different questions arise: Who am I?
What is missing? How is transformation possible? Who in me wishes to
awaken? Who does not? How can I begin to open to questioning?
At every stage of work, questions deepen -- those that arise from
within, those I ask my teacher, and those I am asked by my
teacher, by my group, by life -- and the possibility of levels of
I always have a question that goes deeper, further. How can I learn to hear it?