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Life Transition: Discovering the Spiritual Path
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” ~ Ram Dass
As James van Praagh said, “We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we love someone else’s idea of life.”
“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.” ~ Erol Ozan
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ Buddha
The secret of freedom is courage. Ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage to build your life around your answer. Wisdom is knowing the right path to take - integrity is taking it.
“Today I choose to live with gratitude for the LOVE that fills my heart, the PEACE that rests within my spirit, and the voice that says... all things are possible.” ~ anon
Be comes before do and then have. As Marianne Williamson put it: Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace and then everything will fall into place.”
“It's a paradox of the true spiritual path, but the more conscious we become of what limits us, the more limitless becomes our life.” ~ Guy Finley
You can’t take down barriers if you don’t know they are there. We take these things for granted, such that they become invisible. That’s why we need to constantly look afresh and question our motives... “Is this guided by love? Is this what I truly want?” Once realized, we can let limitations go. And then give new possibilities enough hope and conviction that they have the time and opportunity to prove themselves out in our life.
“Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Love leads to connection and oneness, acceptance and compassion. It's the path we need to take, both to survive and to evolve. Indeed, it's the spiritual path.
Articles about the spiritual path...
Our Spiritual Path ~ by Peter Shepherd
With identification there is no distance from which to view. Only by becoming the witness to our feelings can we adopt the responsible viewpoint, from which we can then release the emotion, to let it go when it no longer serves. Then you can change your mind - beliefs and decisions can be changed in an instant when you've released the emotional charge attached to them. This new understanding is well proven as the basis of successful modern psychological practice and therapy and applied in personal development. Continues...
The Mistake Most of us Make on the Spiritual Path ~ by Craig Hamilton
Many of us today are engaging in a tremendous amount of spiritual work on ourselves. We're meditating, praying, attending workshops, seminars, and retreats. And this is good news. Because if the world is going to evolve, it's going to take a lot of conscious people to lead the way. Continues...
The Secrets to Walking a Spiritual Path ~ by Jafree Ozwald
The spiritual being that you already are is already awakened, already conscious, already empowered, and already eternally free. You are an infinite being, who will live forever. You are connected to the greatest source of divine love you can imagine! You don't need any method, teaching or person outside of you to access this. All that is needed is a deep relaxation into the source of what you already are. You are the authority of your life and you decide when, where, and how you will find, feel and experience the Divine. Continues...
PODCAST: Peter Shepherd on the Spiritual Path
Our spiritual nature is a wonderful aspect that we each have as a human being. Yes, every single one of us, even our dotty neighbor and especially our rebellious child. And it is the challenge we each have, to rediscover and express our true self in this life. Only then will we die content.