📅 Thought for today:
‘Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.’
— Abraham Joshua Heschel
#thoughtfortoday #faith #pilgrimage #heart #therapy #religion #difference #similarity
I just finished watching the three episodes of Pilgrimage: The Road to the Scottish Isles, a BBC program following a diverse group of well-known people on a walking (some of the time) journey in the footsteps of St. Columba (Colmcille).
I found it a very moving journey of the heart for the participants, some more than others of course. They explored each other’s faiths and what that faith (or absence of) meant to them.
There were three people of the seven for whom their faith clearly came from the heart, and was part of their being. And one without faith who nonetheless embraced the opportunity to explore it and was moved by the journey and the faith of his companions.
The separation of faith, religion and belief(s) between the participants, and the exploration of what it means to have those things, revealed a great deal about what it means to be human.
If we enjoy caffeine, do we form tribes around who drinks tea, and who drinks coffee?
Having spent three days exploring the spiritual side of supervision I was struck by the similarities between the participant’s journeys and a therapist client’s journey. A journey that starts with hope, moves to belief, and then moves to positive change within.
Photo (c) 2022 BBC