As the reader is well aware, a compass is a device to help travelers know which direction they are heading or gives them the ability to choose the direction they wish to go. This is achieved by the triangulation between an agreed-upon stationary point, in this case magnetic north, your current position in relationship to that point and a predetermined direction in which you wish to head.
As a result, the functioning of a compass offers an excellent analogy for understanding how your orientation in consciousness is determined. What then is that triangulation in consciousness that guides the spiritual pilgrim on the path to the attainment of their goals?
First, and most important, is to identify that stationary point in consciousness that determines direction.
Perhaps at this juncture, the reader might question if there is a singular point that identifies direction for all who travel the path of conscious determination in their lives. To complicate the question is whether the fact that consciousness is dynamic, and therefore, an immovable, unchangeable point of reference even possible. If we agree there is, we create dogma—if not, a compass in consciousness is unrealistic.
How then does one orient himself or herself in consciousness and determine the […]