Ascent and descent

Happiness and the Spiritual Journey: Part 5 of 9

December 15, 2010

The “goal” of the spiritual journey The “descent” is undertaken for the sake of the “ascent” (Click here to read this series from the beginning.) So in the whole cycle of the hero’s or heroine’s journey, the descent is indeed a necessary and important part. We don’t get back to the light—i.e., we don’t discover […]

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Happiness and the Spiritual Journey: Part 4 of 9

December 11, 2010

Happiness is not being one-sided Image via Wikipedia Covering over the truth of love (Click here to read this series from the beginning.) For me, the truth of human life is love—and that is experienced as peace and joy. When we are fully and self-awarely living our truth, we experience happiness, peace, love, compassion. But […]

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Happiness and the Spiritual Journey: Part 3 of 9

December 8, 2010

Happy and unhappy idiots We don’t have to go looking for the shadow side (Click here to read this series from the beginning.) For me, I don’t think I have to go looking for the shadow side.  I think that those elements of myself that I condemn and repress will always show up in the […]

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