CHAPTER TWELVE

Spiritual Development and Inner Peace

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

—ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Spiritual development and understanding have been the goals of great minds throughout human history. In every culture, society, and civilization, spiritual traditions have emerged and developed spontaneously without any external input or influence, often many thousands of miles apart.

We all seem to have a desire to connect with something higher and greater than ourselves. This inner drive seems to arise naturally and normally, often without any guidance or instruction. The great mystics and spiritual teachers of human history are those who have emerged to teach people ...

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