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About Austin Repath
My life is about journeying.
In the outer world, I have explored the sacred Isle of Iona, climbed the Tor at Glastonbury and the Matterhorn in Switzerland, got engaged on the Ponte Sant'Angelico (the Bridge of Angels) in Rome, and waded in the Sea of Galilee. I’ve wandered through India, crisscrossed North America, taken part in a Lakota sundance, received the Kalachakra Initiation from the Dalai Lama. And I’ve been privileged to walk El Camino de Santiago, the 500-mile route of the ancient pilgrims in Spain, three times.
On an inner level, I have also been on a long journey, exploring the soul's country and the hopes, dreams and realities of my own humanity. This has taken me from a deep & enriching Catholicism, through the wonders of psychotherapy, the fantastical world of the New Age, and an intense struggle with the very concept of "God," to where I stand now – on the open plain of a spiritual, compassionate acceptance of life itself. This new place offers a sufficiently unobstructed view of the sky for me to accept the possibility of a divine presence and to experience how it moves within us and upon this earth, as a mystery that fills me with awe.
Always seeking, searching for meaning and longing for fulfillment, I’ve been chronicling this journey, and am learning, at long last, that love really is what it’s all about.
If you’d like to know more about my journeys and reflections, click on a story-link to the right that interests you. Or to find out what makes me tick and why I write, click on My Writings below.
Any thoughts, comments or questions? I’d love to hear from you at: firstname.lastname@example.org