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The Nine Spiritual Inclinations – Start Here

Spiritual Quiz

The purpose of the “What is your spiritual inclination?” quiz is to help you better understand what spirituality means to you: what your basic beliefs, assumptions, path, goals, questions, and practices are, and where your spiritual center of gravity is in the big wide world of spirituality. As I’m sure you know, different people mean very different Read More ->

Detailed Explanation of the Nine Spiritual Inclinations

Spiritual Quiz

The following is a description of each of the Nine Spiritual Inclinations on which the quiz above is based. The classification was created by crossing two basic and commonly-known classifications: the classification to 1st-, 2nd– and 3rd-person spirituality (also referred to as Subjective, Collective and Objective spirituality and as Inward-, Sideways- and Upward-oriented spirituality) – Read More ->

Continue your inquiry at the Master’s feet — excerpt from an interview with Mooji

Spiritual Transmission

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Mooji for my upcoming book Transformative Relationships: Paradoxes and Dilemmas, in which Mooji discusses how he sees the motivation of some of his students to teach. Mooji further explores the question of the motivation to teach (and other topics) in another interview I recently did with him, Read More ->

The Man I Call Philosopher


While attending the Olympic Games, Leon, Prince of Phlius, asked Pythagoras how he would describe himself. Pythagoras replied, “I am a Philosopher”, but Leon had not heard the word before and asked him to explain. “Life, Prince Leon, may well be compared with these public games, for in the vast crowd assembled here some are Read More ->

Nativity — by Li-Young Lee


In the dark, a child might ask, What is the world? just to hear his sister promise, An unfinished wing of heaven, just to hear his brother say, A house inside a house, but most of all to hear his mother answer, One more song, then you go to sleep. How could anyone in that Read More ->

List — by Wisława Szymborska


I’ve made a list of questions to which I no longer expect answers, since it’s either too early for them, or I won’t have time to understand. The list of questions is long, and takes up matters great and small, but I don’t want to bore you, and will just divulge a few: What was Read More ->

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