It struck me while I was sitting on the floor today reading the signs, that it was precisely five years ago that I first sat down on this floor and chalked it up, on a Saturday like this one. Five years. I also realize I’m starting to get old, too, because I now find myself thinking that yoga postures were developed by yogis trying to stay limber while they spent hours contemplating the five square feet of earth they were working.
Discussions about gnosticism often spring too quickly into theology for my tastes. Those theological discussions are valuable and necessary for spiritual work, but when we begin with theology we lose touch with our reason for engaging with theology. Those reasons have their basis in more immediate experiences that give our words a meaningful referent and provide a foundation for spiritual work in and on our life.