Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Makeing Deep Sense

In the twenty-first century, for those of us who are spiritually inclined, it is difficult to find a path, practice, or way that makes deep sense. It's challenging to find a truly contemporary spiritual orientation that doesn't compel us either to embrace ancient belief structures that just no longer seem appropriate or to subscribe to New Age spiritual notions that seem to be based upon far-fetched or irrational suppositions about the nature of reality, God, or the cosmos. We as postmodern seekers are in a unique predicament, but it's a predicament that couldn't be more thrilling because it is so pregnant with creative potential. I'm speaking about all of us who want to catalyze a revolution in consciousness and culture that will truly make it possible to create something new from the ground up. In order to do this, I believe we need to not only free ourselves from the burden of having to bridge the gap between the mythical past and rational present but we also need to, together, formulate an entirely new context for our individual and collective spiritual development that is completely appropriate for our own time and twenty-first-century circumstances. I believe such a perspective would have to be based upon the most important historical, cultural, and spiritual discovery of the last three hundred years: evolution.

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