I have this book that I mention once in a while because it is very good: James Hollis, PhD, “Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up”. Actually, it was this book that sparked my thoughts about launching The Lasting Supper.
Here’s one quote I know you’ll like:
“So often spirituality, like the false self, is fear-driven, which is not to be judged, but a fear-driven spirituality will always diminish rather than enlarge. It has been said that religion is for those afraid to go to Hell, and spirituality is for those who have been there. Any spiritual perspective that seeks to finesse difficult questions of good and evil, that seeks to scapegoat others, or that defers authority to external sources is an infantilizing spirituality. Any spirituality that makes people feel guilty and judged is merely adding to the complexes they already have. Any spirituality that keeps people in bondage to fear, to tradition, to anything other than that which is validated by their personal experience is doing violence to the soul.”
This is what I respect about you TLSers. You understand this and endeavor to live it.