The information age promised to make things easier, better. And sometimes it does. In this case, however, the information age can’t produce the desired outcome.
The same is true with spiritual practices. Some new innovation promises a leap forward in spiritual acuity so the masses rush out to acquire theirs. I wonder, though, if we might take a cue from hundreds of years of engaging in well-worn practices like solitude, surrender, fasting, silence, community, work, celebration, etc. Sure. There was a day, the argument goes, when those were new innovations too. But there’s a reason they’ve stuck around.
These 39 seconds will make the point better than I can–and grant you the gift of laughter besides. Go ahead. Watch it. You’ll see what I mean.