You shouldn’t need to look externally to find out how to get in touch with your spirituality. You should simply look inward.
Anything that becomes institutionalized tends to become bastardized over time. I think that it’s just the nature of overly scaled systems. Things are better when they are natural, organic, pure — simple.
So rather than prescribe to someone else’s definitions of things, I’ve simply decided to live by a few basic assumptions:
- People are inherently good.
- Balance is essential.
- Love is the only truth.
- We should find ways to maximize the love in our lives.
- To be able to love unconditionally is the pure form to which we all should strive.
Everything else is too much information for me. If I can simplify my life enough to use these basic assumptions as a guiding force in my thoughts and actions, then all of that other stuff will take care of itself. And you don’t need to follow anyone else’s prescription for happiness. It comes from within each of us. Not from books. Or things. Or other people.
Embrace that which makes you who you are. And embrace that in others. Period.