Journey to Wholeness: Understanding Spiritual Progress



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In the profound journey of spiritual evolution, the notion of measuring progress is a delicate endeavour. According to Andrew Cohen's teachings, spiritual progress is not about the accumulation of external achievements but the deepening of our inner transformation. This transformation is characterised by a gradual transcendence of ego and a growing alignment with the evolutionary impulse—the drive toward greater consciousness and unity. Measuring spiritual progress, then, involves introspection and self-awareness, where one evaluates the degree of freedom from egoistic constraints, the capacity for selfless love, and the consistency of living in accordance with higher principles. It is a subtle and nuanced process, not quantifiable by conventional metrics but felt as an increasing sense of wholeness and connectedness.

The intention to succeed on the spiritual path must be examined through the lens of motive. In "Living Enlightenment: A Call for Evolution Beyond Ego," Cohen emphasises that true spiritual aspiration is not driven by personal gain or recognition but by a profound yearning to participate in the unfolding of the cosmos. Success, in this context, is redefined—not as reaching a fixed destination but as a continuous process of awakening and growth. This requires an unwavering commitment to self-inquiry, humility, and the courage to face and transcend our deepest fears and limitations. The intention, therefore, is not merely to succeed but to evolve, to contribute to the collective awakening and to embody the highest ideals in every moment of our existence.

What does it actually mean to succeed spiritually? Success, as Cohen elucidates, is not a static state of enlightenment or perfection but a dynamic and ongoing journey. It is reflected in our ability to remain present, to respond to life’s challenges with grace, and to embody love and wisdom in our actions. Success is seen in the consistency with which we can transcend the ego's demands and align with a higher purpose. It is measured by the depth of our relationships, the authenticity of our expressions, and the extent to which we can inspire and uplift others. In essence, to succeed spiritually is to live in alignment with the evolutionary impulse, constantly striving to bring more light, truth, and beauty into the world. It is a path of continuous evolution, where each step forward is both a fulfilment and a beginning.

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Jun 02 2024


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Date: Jun 02 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm




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  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen
    Resident Teacher

    Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, author, cultural visionary and inspirational speaker. His work has been acclaimed by luminaries from all walks of life, from academics to philosophers to spiritual pundits.

    Andrew has become known for his willingness to boldly cast aside the sacred cows of the spiritual world. His work grapples with demystifying the wealth of knowledge found in the great wisdom traditions, and with making enlightenment deeply relevant to a post-modern audience.

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