Do you love or hate to travel? Does the idea of flying, driving, riding, or floating delight you or frighten you? Is your daily routine a source of refuge or do you like disruptions? I am asking about one kind of journey—a physical trip or journey. Our reactions to taking trips (not all trips are equal or vacations) are clues to receptivity of change and new ideas. In turn, these preferences point to our willingness to enjoy or fully experience other types of metaphorical or symbolic journeys.
The metaphor of religious seeking as a journey is ancient. A pilgrimage to a holy or special place is an exercise in meeting yourself coming and going, discovering your true nature.
This month we will look at journeys–real and imagined, mythical or banal—for all they have to teach us and change us.