Sunday, August 23, 2009

(A New Thought Entry) This Ain't Chess! Three Moves to the Higher Life

“The only time you’re growing is when you’re uncomfortable.” T. Harv Eker, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”

Everything is either growing or decaying. Stability and security, ultimately, are myths. (Plato, paraphrased)

You hear, you read, you are bombarded with steps to spiritual growth. But the Spiritual Path is not a 12-step, or a 10-step, or a 3-easy step program. However, we do move, so the following are movements rather than steps. We move through them as we choose to awaken, as we recognize and accept that Spiritual Growth is an ongoing journey:

  • Confronting Your Creations—Inner and Outer; accepting full responsibility for your relationship to them. Treat them with respect; they have served you well!

  • Advancing—Moving forward without pressure. (Trying to grow spiritually rarely works.) You advance by surrendering. You'll know what to surrender when the time is right.

  • Transforming—Moment by moment; transformation is ongoing. Many small steps in the right direction, even the 'wrong' direction (no such thing, actually). Transformation is as natural as breathing. You cannot NOT transform.
Result: Continuous growth, continuous improvement, a lot less decay! And it's no 'secret.'

Once you set your mind to it, spiritual growth is like shedding skin. It happens automatically, letting loose of the layers that have served you and bringing to the surface that which is now fresh and clean, ready to be of new and greater service to you...until you're ready to shed again. It's an ongoing and wondrous cycle. Your job is first to choose the Path, then move onto the conveyor belt and let the games begin!

Got it?

“To look is one thing; to see what you look at is another. To understand what you see is a third thing; to learn from what you understand is still something else. But to act on what you learn is all that really matters.” From the Harvard Business Review

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