Can i have spiritual goal like i have in other part of my life???

asked 20 May '10, 14:36

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edited 20 May '10, 16:02

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I think the moment we start realizing that our life and our circumstances are our responsibility and there is no blame on anyone, including ourselves (we just didn't know better and now we do) that is the moment that spiritual goals become part and parcel of our life. We realize that even for the most material things we want, the underlying motivation has to be joy and love and this is not just for us but extends to all we know. We can't want things which will hurt others in some way, this only brings our own vibrations down. Slowly we also start to understand that forgiveness and allowing is a big part of LOA and hence we move further along our spiritual awakening.


answered 20 May '10, 19:17

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I Think Therefore I Am

Why not?

Several years ago I personally set down on paper a list of personal characteristics outlining the kind of person I would like to be, put them in a book, and forgot about them (much like the "message in a box" technique). Today, I believe I have achieved a measure of success in being that person.

A person without goals is like a ship without a rudder. If you don't know where you are going, any destination (or no destination at all) is suitable.

I would love to be able to share with you this well-known anecdote about goal setting:

In 1953, researchers surveyed Yale's graduating seniors to determine how many of them had specific, written goals for their future. The answer: 3%. Twenty years later, researchers polled the surviving members of the Class of 1953 -- and found that the 3% with goals had accumulated more personal financial wealth than the other 97% of the class combined.

Unfortunately, it appears that the study never happened, that it's a sort of motivational urban myth.


answered 20 May '10, 14:42

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edited 20 May '10, 16:04

Yes i agree and i'm a great beliver of this and i apply it to my life too.I have no doubt its important. But i was meant to ask, saying like...for example, by 2011 to be this kind of person or that kind of person, or...setting goals 2013 i want to be a person who lives in the "NOW" does this make sense to set such kind goals??

(20 May '10, 16:08) hanna

For these kinds of goals (and for others), I have been led to believe, by others on this board, that you cannot set a time limit. The kind of person that you are is a continuous goal anyway. You don't just wake up one day and are suddenly happy or disciplined or loyal or living in the now. You just are.

(20 May '10, 16:24) Vesuvius

Right,this make sense.Thanks

(20 May '10, 16:29) hanna

Hi Vesuvius and Hanna, I think that the difference between the law of attraction and the goal setting that we normally practice is that with the law of attraction we know that we cannot create the manifestation ourselves. We have to wait for the universe to do it for us and we are not able to tell the Universe "by when" or "how" to create. The Universe knows best. However we can help to speed up the manifestation by lining up our vibrational matches and that is what the focus block is intended for.

(20 May '10, 22:46) Drham
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Hanna, I believe that our entire life is a spiritual journey or experience. Therefore I would say that every goal is a spiritual goal. Our entire life purpose should be enlightment. Whether we want to accept it or not our goal as human beings is to re-connect to our true source which is the Universe.


answered 20 May '10, 15:04

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Thanks Drham, You are very right. I have this practice where i write my goals in all area of my life everyday and evaluate myself and everytime i reach the area of spiritual i feel very odd and don't make much sense at all to me to say, for exmpl, by 2011 to be free from all my be a more awakened know what i mean...I was feeling the samething to day and decided to ask.

(20 May '10, 16:02) hanna

Hanna see my comments under Vesuvius posting.

(20 May '10, 22:47) Drham
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