The Perennial Path is a framework for spiritual practice underpinned by the Perennial Philosophy and transpersonal psychology. The principles of the Perennial Philosophy are that the material world is a manifestation of the Divine Ground – God – or Spirit and that we are all one. There are eight aspects of the Perennial Path:
Physical Well Being
The aspects are practices and skills that are the map of the territory that needs to be covered for a holistic engagement of a spiritual life and practice.
The Perennial Path also has twelve attributes. They are:
Non Attachment Interconnectedness
Compassion Respect Responsibility
Commitment Faith Honesty
The attributes are ways of being in the world.
The Perennial Path is not a rigid dogma and is inclusive of spiritual traditions. It draws on age old spiritual practices and modern psychology. It is for anyone who is serious about living more consciously and growing to higher states of physical, mental and spiritual well being.
We are a transpersonal group that will involve varying exercises, activities, and participation in the unfolding process of living a more spiritual life. One of the roles of the group is incorporating the spiritual into our daily lives. The participation can include new practices you would like to incorporate, ventures you would like to undertake, books you have read and would like to discuss. The group will be unfolding and very experiential. The structure of the group is to have everyone experience and participate in the unfolding of this great process. The group is open ended in the belief people are motivated to share what interests and moves them to help uncover their true self.
We would like everyone to contemplate on the 8 Aspects (Doing) and 12 Attributes (Being) of the Perennial Path. Which ones resonate and attract you? And which ones perhaps tweak your complexes? Dr. John Amoroso suggests you choose one of the 12 Attributes (Being) and contemplate it every day between now and the Meetup. How does that feel? Come prepared to share what you feel. It will be a great time and a good way to connect.
THE PERENNIAL PATH
8 Aspects (Doing)
1. Physical Well Being 2. Study
3. Self Awareness 4. Creativity
5. Meditation 6. Transpersonal Awareness
7. Relationship 8. Service
12 Attributes (Being)
2. Non Attachment 3. Interconnectedness
4. Compassion 5. Respect 6. Responsibility
7. Commitment 8. Faith 9. Honesty
10. Gratitude 11. Joy
So please attend and share with us about which of the above appeal to you and for which ones you have trouble. There is a photo of these under the photo tab. Thank you and I hope to see you on the 25th!