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Dec 21

Written by: Mike
12/21/2008 9:50 AM

I ran into a fellow who lives in southern France, who coined the above phrase. It struck me as well-put. Today, as in all things, Spiritual Work has become a business, and there's a lot of people making it their business. The question is, do they know what they're getting into?  I think not.

Most people are forced by their state of being, to approach spiritual or inner work, in exactly as they approach learning a new language, or a new sport. They buy books, they watch videos, they 'study', and many take lessons.  So too in Spirituality, and therein lies the rub.  They begin to pay sometimes big money, to hear from others, how to look into themselves. Anyone of average intelligence can see the fallacy in this line of thinking.

I propose that the business of Is-ness is a strict non-profit endeavor, and that those who engage in the dissemnation of such information, account for the size of their fees in relationship to the size of their expenses.  This effort alone would make the entire field more equitable.  And in the process, those "teachers" whose goal is more material, may move into something else, such as business seminars, or success seminars. But the purity of Spiritual Seminars would be thus maintained, and thus available for the next generation of Seekers.