Dear Folks -
One of the most important principles to use in creating a meaningful
life is this: Begin with the end in mind.
It is very helpful to know, in every area of life, what it is we want
to create. The only arena where this advice is not wise and useful is
when it comes to religion and spirituality. If we begin with an end in
mind here we rob ourselves of what the mystics meant when they
referred to "the discernment of the spirit." We must work to get the
competing and comparing ego out of the way so that we can have life in
the present moment.