Being Love in the World

Being Love in the World The mystic path is one of being Divine love in the world, an approach to life that goes beyond individuality and personal gain to altruism, universal compassion, and improving the world and collective karma of all beings. Choosing to be love in the world is hazardous to one’s ego and […]

Sacrificing the Self

Spiritual development and growth require that one make many sacrifices. And none seems greater than the sacrifice of one’s self for the betterment of others and the world. Often misunderstood as depriving oneself and giving to others when it hurts oneself, sacrifice is best understood as relinquishing one’s individuality to a universal spiritual identity. Sacrifice […]

Surrendering One’s Will

Spiritual teachings emphasize transcending the ego, an aspect of which is surrendering one’s will. This is not to be confused with not making an effort or being indiscriminately compliant in situations, but rather is relinquishing one’s sole reliance on the logically rational mind. The dominant voice in one’s head is first recognized, and then considered […]

Renouncing the World

Along with surrendering one’s will and sacrificing one’s self, renouncing the world is one of three major ways to further one’s spiritual development. Renouncing the world is not accomplished by rejecting the world but rather by loving the world. Loving it for what it is, as it is, not for what it gives one personally. […]

From Grace and Back

Abiding in faith one lives life from one’s true nature. This means worldly success and happiness is not defined in the same way as it is for others. If one is spiritual one lives life by different rules determined by spiritual principles. And in doing so is living as soul in the world. Identification and […]

Spiritual Path as Transformation of Conditioned Reality

Regardless of one’s tradition, using a framework of wanting, giving (which together comprise doing), and being to assess and monitor one’s spiritual development can serve to guide one toward one’s spiritual goals. These concepts work well with behaviorally observable operations of thinking, feeling, and acting making it relatively easy for one to evaluate one’s individual […]