What is Radical Spirituality?
Radical Spirituality is a view of the spiritual path as found in the essay, “Radical Spirituality: A Guide to the Spiritual Path“.
What is so radical about it?
The word “Radical” is used in the sense of fundamental. It can be considered to be the core of the spiritual path without the cultural or religious add-ons.
How difficult is it to follow this path?
To take this approach you would have to be willing, in essence, to change your life, to start on a new course. It is doable for those who are motivated to leave their old life behind and start fresh.
I don’t want to leave my life behind. I am comfortable with my life and my current spiritual practices. Is there anything I use from your Guide without making any radical changes to my life?
The general approach of Radical Spirituality is that we move to a more external, sensory view. The abrupt breakthrough to this sensory view is detailed in the essay, and this is the real start of the spiritual path. However, those of you who like to experiment with techniques and methods may want to get the flavor of this approach. In general, the following types of activities or tools may be helpful to hone your focus.
· Physical activity that is both meditative and externally focused. An example would be Tai Chi which is slow, meditative and focused movement.
· A tool that I use to clear extraneous thoughts and promote clear focus is a recording called “High Focus”. This falls in the category of brainwave entrainment. It plays a soothing wind background while entraining brainwaves to a high-beta frequency which is conducive to mental focus. Playing this 30 minute recording twice a day will have a marked effect on your mental clarity. This recording may be purchased at www.brainsync.com.
· Breathtaking scenes of nature will tend to turn our attention externally such that the inner is quiet or absent. Perhaps a hike to a pristine place with a view — something that will give you a sense of the infinite.