“Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.”
These words open the first chapter of Richard Foster’s, “Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth.”
If was first written in 1980.
So, our need and longing for deep relationship hasn’t changed in 2000 years; we are always looking for the magical thing or person that causes us to go deep within ourselves and still come out whole.
For 2019, I’d add another dimension that underpins our superficiality: busyness. Because of our busyness we don’t feel like we have the time to devote to nurturing a relationship and the moment we hit a bump, it is easier to bail than to make our relationships our number one focus. As long as we have a “to do” list that never ends with unimportant tasks, we always have one more thing to accomplish, exhausting us every day.
What if our sole purpose in life was to be in deep relationships with others, helping others explore to find their true self?
How would this change your life today, if traveling on this journey with others were your focus?
Blessings, my friend,