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THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Facing death can aid spiritual awakening, as with the Buddha. Direct spiritual experiences which take us beyond death are followed by a deeper pain about leaving this precious life, a dance of life and death which enriches and transforms our lives.

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1. When Spiritual
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Spiritual experience most enlivens when it is direct and unmediated by belief-systems, institutions or individuals.
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2. When Spirituality
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Spirituality deadens when it separates us - from each other, our body, this life.

 

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3. Facing Death and
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Facing death has long spurred spiritual awakening and practice.


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4. Connection and Mystery

Life-affirming death awareness transports us into deep realms of connection and mystery.


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5. Accepting The Unacceptable
We can only truly accept what is unacceptable - and we are most truly alive when we can do so.
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6. Dancing With
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We are haunted not by fear of death but anguish at losing the life we know. We are most alive when we dance in anguish and in joy.