We don’t need wisdom teachings from the past to guide us on our journeys toward self-discovery, right?
We have science. We have technological gadgets galore.
We are so full of confidence, determination and eagerness to push forward that we hardly even read the instructions that come with our purchases and assignments anymore.
As my granddaughter says when I’m trying to figure out how to play a new game, “Let’s just make up our own rules.”
Ageless wisdom teachings as supplements to what we know.
Confidence, determination and eagerness are commendable attributes as we forge our way through life. But there’s a lot to be said for supplementing what we know – or think we know – with the knowledge of those who trekked the path before us. Ancient wisdom can add depth to our “modern” spiritual journey.
In the article “Technology of Transcendence,” Frances Vaughan and Roger Walsh claim that most of our recent psychological discoveries are revivals of far older ways of knowing. They believe that the task in the years ahead is to develop our untapped human potential through these rediscovered inner technologies.
In ancient times, for instance, it was believed that individuals operate within a greater intelligence – a belief now backed by quantum physics.
We hear a lot these days about a quantum field filled with information and are told that how we interact with that field – through our thoughts and beliefs – determines our reality.
A process called channeling can also be traced back to oracular traditions of old. Yet many scientists, musicians, writers and artists … Continue reading