What are the Tools of Spirituality?

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Let’s say we’re feeling ready to do better, to be better. But then where do we begin? If we want to start building a more satisfying life, we’re going to need different tools from the ones we’ve been using. Here are few pointers for how to dive into doing our spiritual work. We can start by doing something called a…

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The Movement toward Giving: Three Stages of Development

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For each of us, as we mature, our first major growth phase comes when we give up dependency and move into self-responsibility. When we do this, we become independent, accountable and able to stand up for ourselves. Of course we don’t do this all at once, in one giant leap. No, we’re typically ambivalent about taking this step, with part…

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The Folly of Needing to Feel Special

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People are funny. We’re each a particular blend of shortcomings and weaknesses, jumbled up with a desire to be perfect. This jarring combination creates a hidden belief that we are all party to, regardless of geography, time period or environment. It goes like this: “If I can just get enough approval or attention or admiration, my worth will be established…

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Why was the Pathwork® Guide Anonymous?

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The Guide always said that his or her name didn’t matter, for after all, we shouldn’t believe anything unless it makes sense to us, no matter who said it. The other reason for the Guide’s anonymity is this: The moment personality comes into play, distortion sets in. These distortions stem from our tendency to glorify, idolize and alienate those we…

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We Feel Shame about our Best Self. Crazy, Right?

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Odd as it may seem, we often feel shame about the best we have to offer—our generosity, humility, tenderness and ability to love—just the same as we do about the petty, selfish and small parts of our nature. On the surface, this may sound crazy, but in the deep recesses of our souls, there’s a tragedy going on that is…

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