"The person’s will, like the mind, is transformed, it no longer seeks selfish ends and becomes more other-centered." ~ Brother Wayne Teasdale, Christian monk, author, and lecturer
"The world seems a different place, with a new sense of meaning, harmony and beauty."
"And this isn't just a temporary change. The initial intensity of the experience may fade after a few days, but you're never the same again. You're filled with a permanent sense of well-being and a new appreciation for life." ~ Steve Taylor, author and lecturer
"By respecting the spirit, we enable it to grow as it should." ~ Theodore Roosevelt Mallach, author
The Key elements of transformation consist of the following:
- Intelligence (cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual)
- Reflection (journaling, mature prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and yoga)
- Transcendence (awakening, frame-shifting, and interconnectedness)
As individuals, we shouldn't play a role that doesn't fit. Every person needs to find his own way of doing things: his or her own style that is genuine and true and that doesn't follow a popular fashion (Nada & Mueller, 2006).