Why aren’t more people interested in spirituality as a means to building a life they love?
life is not a task to be completed. we are here, i think, for a thoughtful life of purposefulness and gladness, to be a little wonder-smitten sometimes, and sometimes to be sad, and then perhaps, if we are lucky, to create something from those things that are like little shells to which others can put up their ears, and be heard.
if anything is 'success,' it is that. and i don't think there's anything passive in that at all. it is, in its own way, a devotional pursuit.
thank you for your Words.
Scott, I think you are right on target. When we begin changing the goal from materialistic to Spiritual growth, the ingrained definitions of success dissolve. We are left, experiencing and appreciating whatever comes our way. D
Great write up. Some of the most materially successful people have contributed their success to spiritually, notably John Rockefeller and Sir John Templeton. Highly recommend the biography, Titan.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for this price Scott - I too was once on the achievement -> short term boost treadmill.
I’m interested in what you said about manifestation - will consider more 🙏
Great piece Scott... I will perhaps provide some further comments... and, I gotta say, those of us who provided pre-publication commentary and edits deserve mentioning here. You've asked for feedback on works in progress, several of us have been generous with input, some of which I can see that you've incorporated here—and I think it's fair to recognize that contribution.
“There is an underlying feeling of “Fuck, why does this feel so hard?!”
Yup. Stops many people from many things.
Thank you. This resonates as one enslaved by drivenness in tech as a means of validation. I’ve been under spiritual reconstruction for years now. The story of John of the Cross is so fascinating and metaphorical in so many facets. It’s those trying times that transform our connections to the divine.
Perhaps the divine IS the "interconnected system of consciousness". Not one source, but multiple zillions of sources interconnected.
Scott, this is a really, really good piece. I too had a "crisis" that changed the course of my career. It was a very public shaming and a big deal. It rattled me to the core. I used to call it the big ordeal but now call it the big initiation because it took my inner life and state of consciousness to a whole new level. Really appreciate what you've shared here.
“The imprinting of life causes us to forget”. Speaking my language. Thanks for this!