THE WAYFINDING JOURNEY
And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
– Isaiah 30:21
Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won.
– Mahatma Gandhi
There has never been, and will never be, "one size fits all" faith. How we know God is unique to each of us. It's unique to our histories and stories, our cultures and families, our nature.
There does seem to be, however, a way of being in the world that transcends our particular beliefs. This is the way of love, of compassion, of openheartedness. Many have practiced this way, including Buddha, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Dorothy Day, MLKJr, Jesus and other names, many lost to history.
This is "the way" from which WAYfinding gets its name. Many of us with histories rooted in a particular faith tradition still find particular inspiration in those traditions: the sacred texts and stories, rituals, lives of prophets and teachers. We think this is okay. We also think these ways of love are not exclusive. All are welcome because wisdom can be found in all faiths, as well as in no (traditional) faith. Teachings and lives that result in peace, connection, meaning, joy, reconciliation are everywhere.
Unfortunately, though examples are bountiful, discovering this way for ourselves is challenging. It requires intention. What particular expressions and practices work for you? Where have you been uniquely called to love the world?
Answering these questions is a journey. WAYfinding imagines this journey as a bicycle ride, your bicycle ride.
To move forward on this journey, you must pedal, right then left, right then left, or left then right; we're open here.
The motion of the right pedal is you loving God. In and through points of reverence, healthy living, community, spiritual practices, and study, you root yourself in God, in love. The motion of the left pedal is you loving others. As you explore and practice service, stewardship, invitation, seeking justice, and vocation, you give and manifest love. Together, the motion of these pedals keeps you upright and moving forward on the way.
WAYfinding is about helping you love better, live more compassionately and with an open heart. We believe living into "this way" is a journey that looks like exploring and practicing the ten points above in ways that work for you and are good for the world.