Thursday, March 17, 2016

What Is Spiritual Practice For?



By Satyavaya

Spiritual practice is for helping us to more effectively address the following important personal concerns and developmental needs:

  1. To reduce our habitual distractions,
  2. To focus on the immediate, direct experience of our consciousness in the present moment,
  3. To begin to let go of our rigid belief in our inherited conceptual worldview,
  4. To become free of the central burden of the separate self - with all its attachments and aversions,
  5. To prepare ourselves to more easily let go of unwholesome self-images and expand a sense of confidence, as well as focus the mind on the present,
  6. To be free from a divided and conflicted mind, and from the isolation of the separated self, and 
  7. To improve our own mental disposition, gain personal psychological relief, and contribute to a more peaceful, sustainable, and joyful society.

What Is Spiritual Practice For?