Heeding Advice

If you see a person not asking for advice or not heeding advice given to him, expect to see him deluded soon. – Elder Joseph the Hesychast

The journey through life is filled with dangers and perils of many kinds. There are so many mistakes we can make and so many blind spots. If we can find a person of wisdom, we should seek and heed their advice.

But there are few wise persons in this modern world, especially for one walking a spiritual path devoid of the supernatural. Atheists tend to be smart, not wise.

There are those, though, who walk a natural path. I am thinking of the Buddhists, the Stoics, the Naturalistic Pagans, the Philosophical Daoists, and the Religious Humanists. Here we may find spiritual advice and brothers and sisters of the inner way.

Worldly things we can ask the worldly, but spiritual things require something deeper, someone deeper. Seek out such a friend or mentor. Heed their advice. It will spare you many years of wandering.

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Jay N. Forrest

We are old too soon, and wise too late! I am a philosopher, a pursuer of wisdom. I have spent my life seeking to know the truth and discover wisdom for living. I don't claim to be a wise man, just an old man. But I do think I have something to say that might help those interested in living a good life without the supernatural.