Appreciation of Tradition As A Spiritual Practice

I begin this month’s topic with a certain amount of reluctance.

I feel reluctance due to polarized attitudes toward tradition as something more important than this present time, and attitudes equally fixed as to say that tradition has absolutely no place whatsoever.  I am not specifically reflecting on religious traditions, but rather our understanding of place and identity in this particular moment.  Is tradition something to be received, albeit critically?  Or rejected?

What do you think?  Why?

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