Finding the path
The journey to an awakened state is unique for each person. How you have gotten to this point is not the same as me, nor is it the same as any of the clients or students who come through Hale Pule. But no matter what your journey looks like, you are always on your path. You may experience detours of many varieties and lengths of time, but the direction of life will always lead you toward knowing yourself as eternal spirit.
In this way, there is only one path. There are many points of entry, many possible diversions and many lifetimes to walk it, but we are all on it together.
How to stay on your path
This continued awakening is part of the experience of life. I was guided by my teachers and the Yogic texts to walk my path with consistency, determination and persistence over a long period of time. We learn a little bit, then integrate it into our experience, then learn a little more. Then some days we take a great big step. The path is never-ending in this way. As long as you stay in a body, there will be something to clear as you remember who you are beyond the physical experience of life. Welcome it, accept each experience as an opportunity to grow.
For those times when you find yourself taking a detour, the way back is simple: Turn around and look for a direction back to where you came from. Guidance is available when you ask. Work with a trusted teacher who is farther along on their path or seek counsel from the teacher within.
When you feel lost, admit that you are lost. Know that the ego will defend its position, even if doing so means losing joy and peace. Use the practices to let go of the ego’s resistance and you’ll begin moving toward life rather than away. With Ayurveda and Yoga as your foundation, even being lost can come with a sense of ease and even joy.
Your true self has an enormous depth, and it may take many lifetimes and many awakenings to see. Be gentle with yourself and remember that your journey here is unique. There may be only one path, but there is only one you walking it.