By default, spirituality and time are mutually incompatible. A moment is an indefinable, immeasurable span of existence embracing interactions that Human Beings are compelled to observe, evaluate, and contemplate. In the spiritual environment, time has no context. Life is the perpetual flow of cause and effect interactions that characterize the impacting force of the Human Species, which is the consequence of personal spiritual effort.
Spiritual effort, or the active form of spirituality, is the resolute expression of examining individual inner influences that transpire within the moment. This “expression” transcends its predecessor, which is the intent to do so. An intention without expression is the passive form of spiritual conduct. The objective of engaging the contemplation of inner influences is to measure self-conduct in the moment. Spiritual effort should not be directed towards future or past circumstances. The future is determined by the cause and effect dynamics of each moment. As such, the future can be reconstructed from one moment to the next. There is no “after the fact” spiritual (cause and effect) diligence that can alter the past.
Spiritual capacity, measured by degrees of egoistic transcendence, delineates the depth of discipline an individual can apply to the moment—to—moment inner examinations. The observation and evaluation of inner influences is applied in two directions. (1) The incoming influences shape the emotions, thoughts, and desires of the individual. (2) The outgoing influences reflect how he or she impacts the “fiber optic”, or energy flow that connects the Human Species. Each Human Being, consistent with the astuteness of her or his evolving spiritual capacity (or lack thereof), will choose which form of influence they will become.
The intensity demanded for spiritual effort is self-evident through the realization that the work is required for every moment, and not by the commitment of convenience.”
The Irreducible Primary
© Rob Taylor, 2011
Categories: Inner Work