Basics of Spiritual Living
Whether you participate in a popular faith or take an independent
course, whether you trust in divine creation or cling to stern physical
objectivity, your notions about truth define the overall context of your
life. In this sense, all of us are spiritual beings as we all have certain
beliefs about truth. Even to trust nothing might still be considered
part of a spiritual belief system.
Your spiritual growth is a built-in part of the process of human
development. Truth, affection, and major power don't prescribe a
certain spiritual doctrine, so there's lots of freedom to research a
mixture of beliefs. However, the highest ideal for your spiritual
doctrine is becoming intelligent.
If your beliefs don't fulfill the necessities of being intelligent at the
very least, they can't be thought spiritually sound as they'd be in
violation of universal principles. If a spiritual doctrine yields to
untruth, if it disconnects you from life, or if it breaks you, it infringes
on the rules and will only lead you astray.
Social conditioning teaches us to have secure bonds to our spiritual
notions to the point of blending such notions into our identities. In
this book, I'll challenge you to view your spiritual feelings with truth,
affection, and power. My goal isn't to convert you to abide by any
particular practice but rather to help you bring greater conscious
awareness to your current spiritual life.