The need for a path

I was always attracted to the various ideologies of salvation and ascension because they spoke about something I knew was real.

They spoke about God, enlightenment, heaven, nirvana. I wanted that because I knew that there was  something beyond the familiar.

But they all failed to provide a viable, practical path. The object of their desire was always impossibly unattainable, requiring years of meditation, devotion, or service.

The problem with these systems is that they led me into a relationship with impossible, far-removed goals supported by performative rituals and belief systems.