Tonight’s apex pose in class was Compass… And the “challenge question” was: If you were to continue walking in the same direction and in the same way as you are now, in a year, what would your life look like? Who would you be? It’s not necessarily about where you would end up, because even with a Heaven, I don’t think we ever reach a stopping ground, where it all finally settles, like there’s a gravitational, generic experience we “end up in”. Just like a Compass, our faith provides balance between where we are now and where and who we ultimately long to be. And in just pointing the way, our inner compass charges us to simply walk the path we choose.
Through these lyrics we are hopefully resolved: ‘This is your life, are you who you want to be?’ … Well?
“Send me out into another life, Lord, because this one is growing faint. I do not think it goes all the way.” – W.S. Merwin