Contemplation: The Spiritual Journey, or Self-Actualization

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I recently came across the following quote while reviewing Dr. Wayne Dyer‘s book The Power of Intention, which I read many years ago when a friend loaned it to me just as I was beginning a long journey of change. After many years, many books, and much change in my life and my Self, I thought I’d revisit the book that just happened to appear in my life at the start it all, just to see if I might glean any more from it today, as a changed man, than I did so long ago at the outset of my journey. And immediately upon doing so, this passage struck me, without my recollection of it doing so the first time ’round. Thought I’d share:

“The spiritual journey does not consist of arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one’s own ignorance concerning oneself and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one’s self.”

~ Aldous Huxley

Rand Eastwood

Rand Eastwood is an author & blogger residing in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. Certified in nutrition and ancestral health, he is a healthy nutrition & lifestyle advocate. He describes himself as an Individualist, Consensualist, and Syncretist. Much of his fiction—including some award-winners—is collected in his 600+ page book Rolling The Bones, and he currently has an extensive novel under development, working title Primeval. To follow his work, you can subscribe to this blog (form in sidebar & below each post, or simply use this quick sign-up form), subscribe to INSIGHTS Blog on Substack, friend him on Facebook, and follow his author page on Amazon for future book releases.

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