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Why We Are Here … The True Purpose of the Spiritual Life

I have spent my lifetime defining for myself and sharing with anyone who would listen what I have come to believe it means to live one’s lifetime authentically and with purpose, what it means to be a human being, and finally what the purpose for living is, which I believe we all share.  It was Teilhard de Chardin who wrote, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”   Early on I came to accept these words as the context for fully understanding and actualizing what people call spirituality, what I have come to identify as “Authentic Spirituality”.  Most of us live our lives as if the opposite is true, “human beings trying to have a spiritual experience”, and that is why we are never satisfied.

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