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    Default Spiritual goals?

    I've been thinking about this since someone gave a dumb new diary thing, it has a section in it for listing five goals and putting them in an order for priority, there are those which seem relatively easy to decide on physical goals, which I presume are diet and fitness, finance, which I think is saving and paying off loans or something like that, property, any big purchases or mortgages, emotional, mental, which I'm assuming is stress or sleep or stuff like that but then there is spiritual.

    I just thought what? Which then made me think that while I practice a religion, read about it, pray, talk to other people about it and allow it to influence all my ethical decisions that I've maybe to think about this still, what does this mean to you? Do you actually have spiritual goals or priorities?
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    You have a choice! 21%'s Avatar
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    I want permanent internal peace
    4w5 sp/sx EII

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21% View Post
    I want permanent internal peace
    To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
    ~ Elbert Hubbard

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    that inner peace when all layers within me align towards my version of mecca.

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    This is an interesting concept. Something measurable, time limit, and specific. Hmm. Maybe I'll meditate 15 a day for 30 days. I feel pretty spiritually balanced though! Maybe trantra with a lovely woman haha that would be nice
    For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, and nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulses. This is reality, this is self knowledge, and the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy.

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    Senior Member tinker683's Avatar
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    To grow, to learn, to find peace
    "The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
    ― Woodrow Wilson

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    To comprehend the mind of God, the ultimate power in the Universe is my spiritual goal.

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    My spiritual goals tend to be fairly practical, even prosaic, and fall into three main categories. The first involves the mechanics of practice: to meditate and pray more, to get my circle together, to find/develop a ritual for a certain occasion. The second involves researching some relevant topic, by reading books and/or exploring online. The third involves applying all of this to some manner of personal improvement - not usually the things that fall into other categories like exercise or personal finances, more like being less critical of others, or taking more time to relax, etc. This last can also involve ways to align my daily living habits with my beliefs, as in finding new ways to conserve resources and use/waste less from the earth.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    My "goals" for spiritual development would be lets think about it.. im just joking its written on my wall. Im always thinking of this. Ive recently done pretty good in progress on one.

    1. Eat lighter, healthier and leaner for me: I have gluten and lactose allergies so Im pretty much vegan at the moment. Only because I like the feeling from eating green.

    2. Meditate more and keep my mind calm

    3. Learn to love myself more, I guess in all aspects of this term haha. I've made good progress in this one, I've learned to not take myself so seriously. yay!

    4. Express myself in everything I do.

    5. Be true to myself, my heart and loved ones.

    6. Live a whole life and whole self

    7. Take care of those around me and treat them well.

    To me these are some of my daily goals, I just like to remind myself these points so I can tackle other aspects of my life better. In short it'll eventually let me be somewhat "grounded". Haha I feel like that snl skit "daily affirmations!"

    I joke, but these are really important to me, as well just try to find humour in everything or at least morbid humour in my spirituality. I'll always be learning, living and loving life!

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    Junior Member LadyVioletBaudelaire's Avatar
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    1. Take time each day to communicate with my Essence, basically to work on feeling more "connected" to myself

    2. To become more knowledgeable about the teaching I study

    3. To spend a little time each day, in increasing segments, liking myself and my life

    4. Meditate more often

    5. To work on my tendency to judge others and myself harshly
    Not "Revelation"—'tis—that waits,
    But our unfurnished eyes—
    ~ Emily Dickinson

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