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What is the Spiritual Journey?
Posted: 8/3/2009 | Spiritual Growth Comments
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Avoid nothing.

Yesterday, I was talking to a student and she asked me, “After you do all this spiritual work and all this deep transformational processing, what do you get to avoid?” My reply was, “You wouldn’t need to avoid anything. A part of you might want to, but there will be a wiser part that feels drawn to live in the whole truth. That’s the spiritual journey.”

We learn that we are actually bigger than our difficulties. As they arise, we can deal with them head on - not because we are torturing ourselves and not because we are martyrs. But because we know, when we deal with the difficulties directly, that’s the most efficient way through the pain. For example, someone might want to have a drink to try and avoid an issue, but at some point they will need to sober up and once again, their issue is still there - sometimes even bigger than the original.

As a result of doing this work on ourselves, we will come to a place inside where we will gladly embrace life as it shows up because this brings us the most happiness, peace, contentment and empowerment. We are no longer looking to avoid anything.




Comments:

SteveFurman       Posted: 8/3/2009 8:54:22 PM

This is a huge topic. If you encounter difficulties that''s actually how you know you are on the right path. Embracing your challenges is never easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.

"The greater the hardships befalling him, the greater the delight he feels... Doesn�t a fire burn more briskly when logs are added? All rivers flow into the sea, but does the sea turn back their waters?"

Attacking a problem head on always has its rewards in the long run.


SteveFurman       Posted: 8/3/2009 8:59:37 PM

This is a huge topic. If you encounter difficulties that''s actually how you know you are on the right path. Embracing your challenges is never easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.

"The greater the hardships befalling him, the greater the delight he feels... Doesn�t a fire burn more briskly when logs are added? All rivers flow into the sea, but does the sea turn back their waters?"

Attacking a problem head on always has its rewards in the long run.


SteveFurman       Posted: 8/3/2009 10:12:29 PM

This is a huge topic. If you encounter difficulties that''s actually how you know you are on the right path. Embracing your challenges is never easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.

"The greater the hardships befalling him, the greater the delight he feels... Doesn�t a fire burn more briskly when logs are added? All rivers flow into the sea, but does the sea turn back their waters?"

Attacking a problem head on always has its rewards in the long run.


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