Do not be fooled: the mystic path is powerfully political. Each one of us lives and dies as a human being, fully incarnated. If we are not politically active, our meditation -- like our breathing -- is worthless. If we are not every day committed to continuing the revolution of peace and justice then we are wasting our lives. Our love -- like our breathing -- is only of value to the degree that we give it away, challenge ourselves to set no boundaries upon our hearts, and create social policies that are transparently just, giving priority to the most powerless among us.
The mystic path invites us to envision a Way and a time in which there will be no more killing, no more starvation, no more injustice -- a time in which everyone is invited and enabled to join at Table and the Happy Feast of Love. We must give every child the gift of hope for her/his full development and liberation. No more excuses!
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.