Since there is nothing external to attain — nothing that anyone can give us and nothing that we can receive — the spiritual journey is a ceaseless process of investigating ourselves, of digging through the layers of our conditioning to reach the ground of our being. . . . Questions begin to arise, and with them the impetus to find our true humanity and to become completely free.

Each step of a spiritual journey involves this crucial turning point of becoming aware of our most profound questions.

John Daido Loori, Riding the Ox Home