Contemporary Religion is not enough. The religious imperatives of belief, ritual, experience, community, service, and values are not enough. Contemporary Culture is not enough. The cultural imperatives of acceptance, success, power, wealth, and pleasure are not enough. Both religion and culture are important, even crucial to living a full life, but they are not enough.
Choosing authenticity is the only thing that is enough. Choosing to live our lives in a way that integrates the religious and cultural imperatives and moves us toward wholeness and holiness is the only thing that is enough. We long for a No BS Spirituality that changes the way we actually experience and live our lives. We need spiritual practice that facilitates that growth and transformation and conversion of heart. Our deepest desire is for our active lives to actually become more and more an authentic expression of who we are and who we are called to be by that Mysterious Other we call God. We long for spiritual practice that actually moves us forward on our own unique Journey Toward Spiritual Maturity.
My desire is that these reflections will respond to that longing. Read, reflect, and enjoy!
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Published April 7, 2011
Religion & Spirituality, Business & Economics.