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When I accepted God's call 20 years ago and left Wall Street and all its trappings, I did not expect to return to Syracuse to live in my childhood home. I never expected I would find myself meditating for hours on end in the woods. Or, that I would come to understand and believe in the transformative power of the land.
But I did.
It all seems so surreal, phantasmagorical; Most notably because it so far off what is considered a traditional path for a Seeker. Yet, somehow I followed where I was led. When my path seemed strange, I would draw inspiration from stories such as "Jonah and the Whale." Not so much for the traditional reasons but because it showed how God can drive you in unusual ways.
No matter where you are on your spiritual path, remain flexible and open to the possibilities.
Madis Senner is a former global money manager who left Wall Street more than 20 years ago to follow a spiritual path.His fourth book, "Sacred Sites in North Star Country," recalls the rich history of reform and spirituality in upstate New York.