I hear a lot of people who long to have ‘something more’ in their lives. They are unable to explain what exactly is lacking; but there is that longing, that desire to get more from your life than working, eating and sleeping.
In order to experience this mysterious depth you need to develop some skills that are potentially present in everyone. Developing these senses for the mysterious depths in life is comparable with learning to play a musical instrument or to start a sport: in the beginning it is complicated to get the hang of it and you can easily get lost in the chaotic offers on the social media. A lot of people don’t realize this. Out of ignorance they choose the most easy way and find … entertainment and fantasy.
Searching a genuine and trustworthy training
On the internet the lame help the blind and answer FAQs, thus adding to the confusion. You can find superficial and simple exercises everywhere, but how to get to the life changing experiences which are described by mystics and magicians? And the most important question is ‘Can I get those experiences myself?’
The answer is: YES you can! Assuming that you train your potential talent in a systematic way. These methods have been passed on over generations in spiritual traditions.
Profundity you learn in a spiritual tradition
Spiritual traditions consist of the knowledge that our ancestors discovered in all previous centuries. Generations before us have discovered how a spiritual development unfolds in stages. They figured out where you need to start, how to build further, how to get intensification and growing depth, how to use the training to improve your daily life? A spiritual tradition leads you through these phases. Within a tradition the teachers know in what stage you are, and how you can proceed safely and quickly. A spiritual training is similar to learning a skill or a craft; the more work you put into it, the better you get … as long as you learn from craftsmen.
Surfing on the internet you will discover a lot of different types of spirituality in a superficial way. When you want to go deeper, you need to choose a tradition. With the help of a proven method you will discover the hidden beauty and the depths of your soul.
Ina Custers-van Bergen