We are so excited to launch the new Spirituality Channel at Patheos. Somewhat sentimentally, we are launching this channel on Patheos’ 3rd birthday. It has been an amazing 4 years for us as Patheos has become all we hoped for and more. I began the Perspective of a Seeker blog back in June of 2009 when everyone on staff blogged — on some days just to have some content to put on the site.
I am re-posting my first blog post describing what I hoped to share and to explain the term seeker in my world. I look forward to sharing more as our new channel grows.
Originally posted June, 2009
Interesting term….. Seeker.
It is an eclectic office here at Patheos, we are a diverse group of folks full of lots different perspective and lots of ideas about the world we live in.
I am the Seeker of the group…….and we all believe that I am like so many women my age…. over 40, kids (4), career woman, and exhausted. Most days, I am trying to create balance in my life, wishing for more time to explore life’s most important questions and trying not to get so caught in the the day to day minutia that I miss the big moment. Seeking balance.
I had a pretty traditional upbringing. I was raised (by spectacular parents) Lutheran, spent the early years active in Evangelical churches. Traveled extensively for work and got to experience some of the world’s most amazing traditions. I have spent the last few years working through some of the “New Age” philosophies, manifestation and all things connected. I am intrigued by the intersection of it all…..the similarities and truths in so many of the traditions…and the complete certainty that there is good in it all. Seeking truth.
I am no scholar, not an expert, and rarely share my opinion on matters of spirituality. But for Patheos, I am the prototypical Seeker and as such, I am looking forward to sharing my perspective
– as a busy mom wanting to do the right thing for her children in this confusing world
– as a COO of a start-up venture trying to balance the craziness of work and family
– as a wife of the CEO and the most energetic man on the planet
– as someone who wants to live…..really live this life to the fullest….Seeking life
There is a picture on the wall of my office that I read every morning
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I chose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me
to make me less afraid, more accessible. to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next blossom, and that which came to me as a blossom, goes on as fruit.
– Dawna Markova
Here’s to living – at least a little every day and to forever being a seeker.