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 starting on 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


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Rand Eastwood is an author & blogger, artist & craftsman, and business owner currently residing in Las Vegas, NV. Certified in both nutrition and ancestral health, he is a healthy nutrition & lifestyle advocate. Ideologically, he describes himself as an Individualist, Consensualist, Syncretist, and Autarchist. Under Eastwood Innovations, LLC he owns/operates Lifeology Store, an online store that offers exclusive, unique, specialty printed products & gifts of his own design. Also, much of his fiction—including some award-winners—is included in his book Rolling The Bones. He also has an extensive novel under development (working title Primeval), along with various other writing projects. 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, like/follow the INSIGHTS Blog FB page, like/follow his Lifeology Store FB page, follow his author page on Amazon and Goodreads for future book releases, and visit/shop his custom designed products in Lifeology Store. His mantra: "To seek, discover, assimilate, and disseminate Truth."