Spiritual Bypassing is part of entering into spiritual truth with yourself. As humans, we generally want to avoid pain and anxiety. It’s hard-wired into us. So when faced with promises of a better way, a way free of strife, and it looks as virtuous as most spiritual quick fixes claim to be, most of us go there at least some of the time. But the danger is in existing there. Pain and sorrow serve a purpose and bring us lessons and messages about our personal journey. They are the True “fast” path (which may last your lifetime) to finding what lives in our core- personal love, integrity and light- and strengthen us to face a myriad of everyday challenges and find meaning for our existence.
In this episode, I reference a personal short poem and the concepts of
Robert Augustus Masters from his book Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects us from What Really Matters Published 2010 by North Atlantic Books.
I also include a short excerpt from a reading of Mark Nepo (less than 10% of the overall reading for copyright reasons) from The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have . Published 2011 by Large Print Press, pg 61