Well, Scott,” the pastor said, then paused. A wave of surprise washed over his face. After a long moment, he placed his hand on my shoulder, leaned close to me, and whispered, “I’m sorry.” Looking down sheepishly, he added, “It’s a tough job.”
That was the moment my journey began. The effect the conversation had on me was not just because of my pastor’s equivocal answer and reaction, but because it came at a crucial time in my life. Looking back, I can see how I was primed for this event. My personality, combined with my age, and home life in a family of intense individuals, were all factors that made this exchange powerful and memorable. The momentum of this event propelled me for decades on a spiritual journey that took me to unexpected places. My search for answers led me through organized religion, other spiritual sources, and the disciplines of psychology and quantum physics.
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