Many people have no clear spiritual purpose. Many are trying to live up to a concept of what spiritual looks like. Many are trying to act loving like God. Many are trying to feel good. Many are trying to "practice the presence of God" as did the pilgrim in the book, The Way of the Pilgrim. Many believe their purpose is to be happy. Many are just doing what they want.|
All the foregoing purposes are flawed, in my opinion. I shall talk more about these flawed purposes near the end of Chapter 3. (If you are bothered by my words about your purpose being flawed, I suggest going to Chapter 3 now and return here later.) I don't see these flaws as being harmful, but they can and do result in what I perceive as many decades and/or lifetimes of spinning-your-wheels with minimal spiritual development. They often prevent alignment with one's soul. All that time you think that you are making great spiritual strides. The spiritual purpose that I do recommend is to align yourself as much as possible with your soul.
Let me repeat:
Recommended Spiritual Purpose: Align Yourself with Your Soul
© 2008 by Thayer White
Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze
|Excerpt from Be Your Own Therapist: "Human existence can be considered a house of four rooms, the rooms of (1)the body, (2)the mind, (3)the emotions and (4)spirituality. Therapies usually concentrate on just one or two of these rooms."|