A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on faith, buddhism, attachment, labels, and now

I'm not [a Buddhist].  The whole point of anything that is really, truly valuable to your soul, and your own growth, is not to attach to a teacher, but rather to find out what the real deal is in the world itself. You become your own guide. The teachings can help you, but really, we're all here with the opportunity the reality of hereness. We all have that. I trust that...I'm just not interested in labels. I find all of them  constrictive.  They're hard to wear.  And they're hard to wear because we're always - hopefully - growing.

Alice Walker (1944 -)

Source: Shambhala Sun - May 2007, pages 46-47

Contributed by: Ryan