The Encarta Dictionary describes the word transcendence as going beyond a thought or a belief, a quality or an achievement. To transcend our existence we must do so with the totality of our mind, and with every ounce of our will, with an inner resolve that our being will be transformed by our slow evolving awareness of our spiritual presence in this world.
Transcendence involves a rewriting of our life scripts as we perceived them prior to our transformation. It requires a mission mentality, the caring and nurturing of our spirit so we can reach out to others in a way that is more responsive to them and less reactionary.
The struggle comes from the unfamiliar approaches that we must integrate to offset our natural inclinations toward the elements that make up our existence. Despite the gaps in our knowledge, slowly over a prolonged period of time, we become individuals who are highly-refined in the trials and tribulations of transcendence.
Simplification is the platform from which transcendence is preliminarily launched. All one’s views must be scaled down for greater personal reflection. One cannot change if this step is omitted because it is this unknowingness of self that brings about the urge to make the journey to begin with. As is the case with any conversion the starting point must be made clear by ridding ourselves of our “blind spots.” Greater clarity requires concision to avoid the possibility of confusion.
Transcendence involves one’s contributions and their impact on his or her community using one’s blessed gifts and acquired talents as a form of much needed intervention. Aiding society in areas that are less apparent to others insists on a spiritual awakening to fill the voids in one’s environment. Most importantly, offering to do one’s part as an independent provider or as a member of an effective collective consciousness.
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