Get out of the book and into YOUR life.

Via on May 31, 2011
"Spiritual Rules" via Sergeev Pavel

“I am now receptive to the idea that a spiritual path is a heart-centered path that cannot be found in a book.”

Advice from…a book. Iyanla Vanzant‘s mantra in her May 27th entry from Until Today! Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind challenges us to seek our own experience.

Intellectual spirituality will not save you. People often turn to the spiritual path in an attempt to find the deeper meaning of life. People usually look to things spiritual in order to gain a better understanding of things physical. The search may begin with a book or a seminar or a profound personal experience that leads to the reading of a book or attending some sort of gathering where things of a spiritual nature are discussed and explored. Usually what is read or what is heard strikes a chord somewhere deep in the inner self, and the person knows they are on to something. This on-to-something feeling usually results in the reading of more books, the attending of more seminars and a broadening of the search to discover more materials that will deepen the feeling of being on the spiritual path. It’s nice, and it may be fulfilling for a while, but ultimately it can become and intellectual, rather than spiritual experience.” –Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of MindYouTube Preview ImageDOING leads to the spiritual experience, the spiritual LIFE.  How do you DO?


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About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 

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