For the past 15 years I have been exposed to several wisdom traditions, seeking to understand the essence of their philosophy, the practice and methods involved, and the goal. I've looked into Zen, Theravada Buddhism, Occultism, Taoism, New Age, Yoga, Vedanta, etc.

These traditions share many common practices, principles, and goals - and yet there are profound differences in approaches, beliefs, and worldviews. This post is my effort of putting it all together, and presenting an overview of the common goals and practice of different spiritual paths.

You don't need to follow an institutionalised religion in order to have a fruitful spiritual life. Spiritual but not religious is a way too. This doesn't imply, however, that you reject tradition. ...[Continue reading on Live and Dare]