In the May Ah-Man Newsletter, I ask the question: What is Your Spiritual Foundation and What are The Four Pillars of Spirituality? The foundation is your belief in God/Higher Power/Source; a Power greater than ourselves. The Four Pillars are the structure.
The Four Pillars upon which we build our walls and roof are so simple that most of us take them for granted. Others have compromised their pillars and, thus, get blown around when the winds of life blow hard.
The Four Pillars are:
- TRUTHFULNESS: to thine own self be true, live within your means
- COMMITMENT: to others (work, friendships, etc.) and to marriage vows
- NON INJURY: not only in the physical sense, but also in words and thoughts
- FAITHFULNESS: to your system of belief in God
Commitment takes work, as do the other pillars. Commitment is something we not only do for ourselves, but for others, as well. In today’s world, commitment is eroding. We see it in all of the different types of relationships, e.g., friendship, family and marriage.
Each time we water down these pillars of spirituality, we weaken the fabric of humanity.
As I mentioned in the newsletter, Great Teachers, Masters, Prophets and Rishis all have said that Spirituality is “The merging of the human with the Divine.”
And the merging of the human with the Divine is our journey here on this plane. It’s not all supposed to be lovey-dovey.
Just as we teach our children that they need to work toward obtaining things in life, so do we on a higher level. If we run from difficulties in a relationship, most of us know that we just encounter similar difficulties in the next relationship.
If the relationship is abusive, then we need to get out of it, separate ourselves from it, and get the help we need. Otherwise, we do all that we can to work through it. Most of the time, that’s very hard. But it can be done.
Commitment is very important: commitment to our beliefs…our family…our friends…and to those things we have agreed to do. Just because something becomes difficult, running away from it is only a temporary fix. Work through it, do all you can, and keep your side of the street clean and you will have more peace, love, wisdom and joy in your life.
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