An Answer... (or... How I Knew) By... Hurn Greetings, again, to ye who read this. Know Ye
(or... How I Knew)
Greetings, again, to ye who read this. Know Ye that, contained within
this text, exists An Answer to a common Question. This Answer came, as
such Answers are wont, during the Early Hours of the Morning, whilst this
Author was engaged in contemplation of certain Matters of Spiritual
WARNING! LET IT BE KNOWN THAT...
1. This Answer is not claimed by its Author to Apply to Everyone...
(In fact, it probably applies to but a small minority of people.)
2. This Author is NOT, nor does he claim to be, infallible.
(He has erred before, and will, most probably, err again.)
(Hopefully, not the same mistake twice.)
And so, with the above warnings fully understood, let us proceed...
First, the Question, next, Answers which this Author has heard, and lastly,
this Author's Answer.
HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT I HAVE FOUND MY TRUE PATH?
[nb. This Question may appear in different guises... (eg. How do I know
that I have found my real religion? , How do I know that I am Right? ,
1. If I have to ask, then it must not be the True Path.
(A sarcastic Mystical Response)
2. Because God Told Me So!
(A "True Believer" in a "Personal"-Type Religion)
3. Because I have Faith.
(Another "True Believer")
4. The Bible tells me so.
(Trusts Bible more than Self)
5. "Everyone else" believes this, so it must be right.
(A Sheep, with the Herd Instinct in full effect)
6. My Conscience/Heart/Inner Self/ect. tells me so.
(Good Answer! But how many are Really "in tune" with themselves?)
7. Because this is where I feel most comfortable, and it's "where I
(Another "good answer", but again, not totally conclusive.)
8. I have "seen the Light", and will "change my ways", striving to do
only that which is good.
(Yet another "Good Answer", but, after having changed your mind
once, who's to say you won't change it again?)
And so on...
Thus, while puzzling over the above Answers, and looking at past lives of
others, the following theme was noticed: It seems that those who really
think that they have found their True Path, tend to devote the rest of
their lives to living in accordance with the way that they have found.
Keeping this in mind, your humble author set out to examine his own
lifestyle, to see if he had, indeed, altered his mode of living to that
which would be proscribed by the Path that he had chosen. To this Author's
surprise, he discovered that he had ALREADY been living by the said rules
of his way for a number of years prior to and during the search/choice of a
If the shoe fits, to the extent that one has been wearing that
shoe for years and never even realized it, then Keep On Wearing It.
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