When I started seeking faith/grace/connection I heard and attended many traditional churches through their youth outreach programs. Oh, we had fun. We attended retreats, and christian “rock” concerts and spent time hanging out in the pews telling stories and playing guitar….but, they touted telling two friends, who would tell two friends, who would tell two friends. It makes a short list of friends. I’m not so sure I was good at it – as I kept my wide swath a various friends.
Later when I became a “Senior in Faith” with the Buddhist tradition I had been studying for thirty-three years I found there was a performance evaluation with that title. That evaluation included my ability to draw in additional members. Apparently, I wasn’t very good at it even then. I just never grew into the roll of proselytizing.
These days I simply allow meditation. It is a singular event each and every time. Other than writing here, I’m not sure I share this information with anyone I know (except when we are in deep and questioning discussions of course, usually wine or cocktails are involved, and we should have called it a night several hours ago). I love that meditation is singular, internal, wholly personal.
Best part yet is – I am not proselytizing here. I am simply stating my happiness that it is nobody’s business but my own. And in fact you can’t join me – you have to do you.