Like any journey we undertake in this world, whether a physical journey to a foreign country or a spiritual journey, one of the most important keys is to have a heart attitude to enjoy the journey.
I write in my first book about a trip to India I went on in my mid sixties. I had never wanted to go to India as I hate hot weather and I have a number of mild physical disabilities that make a good bed and comfortable chairs a necessity. I had a friend who went to Indonesia and only stayed 3 days because she was required to sit on the ground and she physically could not do it. And my ex husband and I had been invited to Papua/New Guinea but we were told there was no accommodation and we would have to sleep on the beach. This trip did not eventuate thankfully. The three trips were of course missionary trips. On the trip to India, conditions were every bit as bad as I had expected and yet I enjoyed the trip so much I did not want to come home.
I find in the people I talk to about the Original Lie, there are many who start the journey with attitudes that prevent them from enjoying the trip. They do not want to do the simplest exercises to get well. We do not have heart attitudes that cause us to love suffering. That is a surprise isn’t it. Fancy anyone not enjoying suffering. But unfortunately we need to have a heart attitude that allows for suffering or we aren’t going to get well. Continue reading Enjoy the Journey