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“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi
What is Authentic Spirituality?
What does it really mean to be on a “Spiritual Path”?
For most of us “spirituality” is often a kind of “journey” to somewhere where we imagine God is, or Love is, or where we may find Peace. A kind of search for everything we’ve ever wanted or believed in.
Authentic Spirituality is not about “finding” God, or Love, or even Peace. It is about recognizing the barriers within yourself which you have built, preventing you from truly seeing God here and now; knowing the Joy of Love now, and learning to be Content even in the face of chaos and uncertainty, right here, right now.
Authentic Spirituality has no belief system and relies on no dogma or doctrines of certainty. Spirituality is about cultivating the ground for living your life at the level of Full Self-Expression every moment of your life, so that the God that is already within you; so that Love, which is your true Self and so that, Peace of Mind and Body can – THRIVE.
Seijaku Stephen Roshi is the founder of The Zen Society and Spiritual Director at Pine Wind Zen Center. After a series of personal transformative insights during the early years of his life, Seijaku began teaching publicly in 1975 at the request of his friends and students. Ten years later he founded The Zen Society, a nonprofit organization (501c3 New Jersey), and later established Pine Wind Zen Center in Shamong, NJ. With a mastery born of more than 35 years of teaching, Seijaku Roshi is one of today’s most preeminent spiritual teachers and pioneers in the field of human potential. He continues to be a vocal critic of the extreme individualism that characterizes much of contemporary spirituality, a fear-based culture and consumerism in our society, challenging each of us to awaken to a new understanding of spirituality for the 21st Century, what he calls “Authentic Spirituality”.