|Want to quit living like a galley slave on a boat going nowhere? Do you want to make genuine improvements to the way you experience life? This website is for people who want to pursue Inner Development and do more than just plod through life. You know: Eat, work, sleep. Repeat. You can change that. The decision to make that change must come from within you.
Perhaps some of the words I’ve written here and the concepts I’ve described will help push open your inner door—just a bit, enough to give you a glimpse of what might be possible. My reason and motivation for writing these pages is in fulfillment of my purpose in life, which is to: Give others who ask for it what I was given.
First, start with this very important definition:
Inner Development is growth and development of the non-physical self, including mental, emotional, and spiritual areas. It’s the “Be All You Can Be” approach to improving your self at the deepest inner levels, and experiencing higher levels of joy and fulfillment in this life.
One of the first and most important steps of inner development is the discovery of your self-nature, which is who you are and what you are at the deepest level of your being, and without the masks and delusions created by your conscious thinking mind.
Indeed, discovery of your own self-nature is typically the first experience of Enlightenment. While there may be many steps and many experiences of enlightening knowledge, a person who has discovered his own self-nature can be truthfully said to be “enlightened.” Knowledge of one’s self-nature is perhaps the most valued prize on the pathway of inner development.
There are many pathways of inner development. My own chosen path is Zen, which is a meditative practice of seeking inwardly to discover one’s self-nature. It is important to note that Zen is not a religion. It is not based on any religious belief. Along the Zen path a practitioner might receive spiritual knowledge, which is initially knowledge of the human spirit and subsequently knowledge received via the human spirit.
Zen is also known as a pathway to discovering an inextinguishable source of inner joy and peace. The primary practice of Zen is a specific form of meditation that entails stilling the conscious mind and creating deep inner peace known as the Zen state.
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