THROUGHOUT LIFE our brains keep growing in their capacity to interact with spiritual reality.
The mental ability to think of another’s welfare is a sign indicating readiness for progress in the formation of unselfish habits and character—a marker for readiness to grow spiritually at a more rapid rate than before.
Our inner spirit can lead us and suggest virtues for us to admire and adopt. Admiration and adoption involve decisions regarding what we like and what we want.
This is how those decisions can be envisioned to happen:
We can accept the accuracy of a truth insight by judging it with our instincts for truth and by proving it in our experience. Then we can make the insight a part of our nature by applying it to ourselves.
As a young adult I realized that I enjoyed being with people who treated me with courtesy and respect. It took quite a while, but eventually it occurred to me that others might find my company more pleasant if I was courteous and respected them. Then I realized that it gave me joy that they enjoyed my presence.
All of this recognition of truth, testing, acceptance, and habit formation proceeds as we make decisions to change our behavior and adopt new virtues.
This goal of love linkage is important to our spiritual parent, but not just the end result is important. It is also important that we freely choose to pursue the goal.
By giving us this power of choice, our spiritual parent has delivered a lot of power to us to create and cultivate our own spiritual future.
Through our choosing, we master ourselves and prepare ourselves to participate as partners in the great adventure of our spiritual parent—living the mortal life with us as we choose step-by-step to grow more and more spiritually vibrant.
How Do We Grow Spiritually?
We are a group of spiritual adventurers sharing our ideas about how to grow spiritually and experience joy in a world that sometimes feels so difficult.
We offer ideas based on our own experience. We do our best to give you simple descriptions, explanations, examples, and exercises.
We promise: no obligation to us on your part, no cost, nothing to join, nothing you must profess to believe, no attempt to convert you. We simply want to share what we have discovered; you can use whatever works for you.
May you grow in the joy of living!