ASSESSING YOUR SPIRITUALITY

 

Sorry folks, no quiz with this one!

 

For how do you measure the immeasureable, the ever-expanding universal consciousness, the mysteries and unquantifiable depths of your spiritual beingness? Indeed, the spiritual qualities of love, compassion, joy and equanimity are referred to as the "four immeasureables" in ancient Buddhist and Yogic texts.

All the so-called ‘spirituality assessment’ scales that I have read seem to have trouble distinguishing spirituality from good mental-emotional-physical health and wellness, or positive character traits, or morality, or they simply try to measure prima facie belief in God or a Higher Power.

 

I hesitate to even try to define spiritual experience, let alone try to apply measurement to such an experience, to no-thing

 

Unlike the other modules in this program, we are not dealing with a concept that can be intellectually understood, a capacity that can be measured by the mind, or a problem that can be solved. As is said in the Tao te Ching, "The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao”. There is a similar notion in Hinduism in which spiritual experience is thought of as nirguna-brahman, the Ground of Being without form or name, that is beyond human comprehension and expression. As the saying goes, “To those who have had the experience, no explanation is necessary; To those who have not had the experience, no explanation is possible”.

 

This module is a different ball game to the other ones. This is not psychological. This is something more. This is something else. This is somewhere else.

 

Rather than try to measure or assess something so intrinsically unfathomable, I prefer to simply invite you to go there.

 

Are you interested in going there?

 

Do you want to go there?

 

It is your option and your choice.

 

If you do, the 'Connecting With Your Higher Self' module of the Self Help Psychology program (including e-Workbook and Guided Meditation audio download) will assist you.

 

This module will support you moving ‘there’, crossing over and opening to and connecting with another dimension of yourself, your spirituality, your higher self, your true self.

 

May you simply experience the experiencer experiencing the experience.

 

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“The unknown is not measurable by the known. Time cannot measure the timeless, the eternal, that immensity which has no beginning and no end. But our minds are bound to the yardsticks of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and with that yardstick we try to inquire into the unknown, to measure that which is not measurable. And when we try to measure something which is not measurable, we only get caught in words.” ~ Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) 

 

“And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.

And the prophet answered, saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that
which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs
rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths
would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge
with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.”

Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931), ‘The Prophet’