“Should one seek love or truth? I say, seek your personal truth. For all the virtues of the spirit come from opening your heart. This happens when you experience your personal truth”.— Guru Tua
Why Your Personal Truth is most Important
Your personal truth is the gateway to the virtues of the spirit. The virtues of the spirit include gratitude, joyfulness, happiness, love, thankfulness, blissfulness, appreciation, mindfulness, and serenity. These are the higher values of the human state. When these positive values shine everyone and everything benefits. That’s why seeking our personal truth is so important.
Once you open up these virtues of the spirit several good things happen. Important personal truths will become clear. And the truth may surprise you. You’ll likely find that your heart’s desire does not live in collecting things. Nor does it come from achievements or material success. Instead, it’s finding an outlet for the virtues that are surfacing. This could take the shape of many positive things. Compassion for other people and our world is a natural outcome. How you use these virtues depends upon your sphere of influence.
How to reach your personal truth
Your personal truth is always available. It is the awareness linking you to the transcendent. And, the transcendent is the flame of consciousness living in your heart. It connects your spirit or Soul to your body. The more you open your heart the greater your access to the virtues of the spirit. The key is opening the heart.
One point of advice, be wary of those who claim they have the secret to your personal truth. Your personal truth cannot be found in any book or affiliation with any belief system. It is not to be found in any religion or ideology. Also, beware of those who say they have discovered a new way to this truth. In our experience, this turns out to be someone rebranding the ancient spiritual technologies.
Regular meditation opens the heart. If you practice a form which embraces pure consciousness. In the state of pure consciousness, there is only Being – no thought. Regular meditation brings this personal truth into your waking and dreaming consciousness. When you do this, then the virtues of the spirit, love, compassion, friendliness, respect, and understanding will flow into your life without effort. In fact, many ancient spiritual technologies open up your awareness making access possible.
What are Spiritual Technologies?
These are processes which open doors to higher states of consciousness. They come from cultures all around the world. You do not need to follow a religion to use them. It’s just like baking a cake: follow the directions and you will get something delicious. These processes stand up to the test of science. They can be measured as many produce changes in human physiology with the breath, heart rate, and brain wave coherence. And, they are repeatable and share common experiential traits.
There are many ways to list these processes. We use the following simplified method. Some of these could be listed in more than one category:
- The application of logical reasoning. This includes both deductive and inductive reasoning. In addition, there are several “logical tools” to sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- Another important tool is The Enneagram Personality Profile. This tool enables us to understand the mechanisms of Ego, personality, and instincts. It’s also an important doorway to understanding the virtues and gifts of the spirit.
- Progressions of seated meditation. This includes a range from Basic Mindfulness Centering exercises through Japa Meditation and the Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Next, progressions of moving meditation. For instance, this progression includes several methods of energy collection, like Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi, Tei Ke.
- Last, there are several Healing modalities, including but not limited to Pejut, Reiki, and Shiatsu. This modality also includes awareness and consciousness expansion pathways such as Lucid Dreaming and the Shamanic Journey or Guided Meditation.
Opportunities for Daily Inner Work
Everyday life events are potential gateways to the knowledge of our personal truth. Our truth is our Soul or spirit lives in a place of peace and serenity. When something or someone frustrates or makes us angry this is the Universe providing an opportunity. It’s telling us we have a unique event which we can use to open our hearts. When this negative emotion arises, stop and take a breath.
For example, if someone says something that makes you angry, stop. Take a breath and listen. Instead of thinking about what you want to say in return. Simply listen. You’ll discover that often their words come from a place of pain or fear. They want you to join in with them. But, don’t do it. Let your breathing make you calm. Just breath and listen. Don’t let their words make you angry. If you do this successfully the good virtues of your spirit will come forward. Often the other person will sense this peace and calmness.
Life’s frustrations give us moments to practice. Each of these events presents us with the gateway to the virtues of the spirit. Yes, as crazy as it seems these are excellent events. Let’s say you are driving your car. And, you probably think your care is invisible. That’s because it seems like every slow driver is pulling out in front of you. When you realize your frustration, stop and breath. Don’t automatically think the person ahead of you is an idiot. Ask yourself about the possibilities of their situation. Perhaps they are emotionally distraught over something and they aren’t paying attention. Maybe they are physically ill or handicapped. Send them some good vibes instead of cussing.
Above all, seek your personal truth every day. Don’t miss the opportunities to cultivate the virtues of the spirit. Learn to turn negative emotions into events of positive change. Learn and use as many of the spiritual technologies as possible. Doing so will make your journey more pleasant and exciting.
If this article resonates, there are more on our blog. Also, you may be interested in learning about our blended learning process. This is our curriculum which we use to teach several mind-expanding tools. It also aligns the Hero’s Journey. This is the term Joseph Campbell gave the pattern of consciousness development. Our learning process is available in two forms. You can take part in the virtual learning module or in our workshops.
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