The history of pursuing the highest spiritual planes while living a wordly life
love this, def my approach too.
i think the Daoists pretty much always had this approach - have a good worldly life and also pursue the higher consciousness.
Thanks for continuing to write such helpful ideas. I like this approach of balancing the spiritual and material. While our minds are greater than this physical plane, we still have to play by the rules of the game. At least to an extent. ;)
Ascension is happening
A beautiful introduction to the Middle Way Path by Scott Britton for those wrestling with states of awareness aligned with inner and outer intelligences ~ via Paramahansa Yogananda and others who thought deeply and practically about bridging the gaps between worldly life and higher awareness states and ideals.
Excellent post. I am seeing folks from all parts of society embracing spirituality. Some are enhancing (or rediscovering) their traditional religious teachings others are discovering it independently. My journey is through Sri Sri Ravi Shankar via the Art of Living. He brings the Vedic teachings to modern society and integrated it beautifully into your life. I believe it is part of the universe/divine moving us to the next level of awareness/consciousness.
But, it is hard - having a foot in both worlds. We all have a lot of Karma to work through!
"The truth is, I don’t know why it’s happening. I just know it is." Have you written about this? As someone who fell into spirituality fairly recently, I struggle to understand whether it is primarily my experience of reality that has shifted ('algo serves me spirituality content') or whether something is/has been shifting in society at large (and if so, since when and why).
I try to make the sink my temple, the house the altar, I think we can be masters and also be modern man. To not be enslaved by the minds delusions, if we carry the consciousness of Godliness even in the most mundane task, if we create in full alignment, if we go beyond thinking and doing, we have become IT and we add to the higher resonance of the whole earth. To sit with no reactivity to thought. To let be. Surrender. And become a conduit of Love. We shall then enter perfect wholeness.
This is a good one. Yogananda performed real, physical miracles! I know that we can and are Christ & Buddha. We just need to be persistently reminded ❤️
Thank you! I love your writing ~ it reminds me of very important things. Grateful for your presence here, and beyond.