"This work [of interspirituality] often grows out of the discovery of a spiritual resonance that doesn't seem as readily available in one's original tradition. Traditional spiritual teachers, however, have often cautioned those who attempt to engage more than one path [or religious tradition]. The warning has generally gone something like this: 'Other paths may be valid, but if you truly want God, you have to dig ONE well deep to the water.' The fear is that multiple belonging will only result in shallow skimming. Undoubtedly, this can be the case. But I find myself returning more often to the words a Hindu swami once shared with me: 'Matthew, there's a difference between digging fifteen shallow wells and using FIFTEEN TOOLS to dig one.' Wherever God is guiding us in this new future, may we all dig deep to holy water."
Photo: Snow patterns and alpenglow on a rock outcrop, Vedauwoo Recreation Area, Medicine Bow National Forest, WY, January 13, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.