Saturday, July 9, 2016



+ Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
-- Chuang-tzu

+ Happiness ends when ambition begins.
 -- Thomas Merton

+ I will be sharing much of the wisdom of Edward Bastian, my InterSpirituality Mentor, as we move into the twelfth practice, Heavenliness, and then the nine heavenly attributes. Ed says we all have different spiritual styles which need to be discovered, cultivated and harnessed through a Mandala Process of Inquiry, Insight and Integration.  You can be introduced to Ed’s wisdom at the Spiritual Paths website.  Ed is the Founder and President of the Spiritual Paths Foundation.  He has written 2 books on InterSpirituality which you can find on the Amazon Author Page for Edward Bastian.  To get inspired and illuminated by Ed, I invite you to set aside some time for the video embedded here > (2 hours) and / or the one embedded in SE196 > (15 minutes).

The Mandala Process can be very useful, even essential, for those of us who sincerely want to find and maintain “perfect happiness.” 

+ Delight is not one of the 37 Spirituality & Practice practices BUT put Delight in their Search Engine and you come up with 85 items including 67 quotes, 16 books, 1 practice, and 1 film as of 6/14/16.  Go to  However, it is clear that Mary Ann & Frederic Brussat are big fans of Joy. Therefore, put Joy in their Search Engine and you come up with 2057 items including 867 quotes, 835 books, 160 practices, 11 teachers, 24 arts links, 29 e-courses, 98 films, 26 blogs and 4 traditions as of 6/14/16. Oh, and Joy IS one of the 37 spiritual practices. You can also be inspired by their Twelves Gallery on Joy

+ Joy will come up again very soon in these explorations since it is the second of 9 heavenly attributes we will be exploring.

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Delight page.  Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Delight” or “Guest Post” to

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to

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