WHICH STAGE OF PHILOSOPHICAL GROWTH MIGHT YOU BE STUCK IN?
Many spiritual seekers seem to fall into one of five stages of philosophical growth. While a few seekers will continue to advance through one stage to another the majority will stay in or near the same stage for their entire lives.
Most of those who don’t progress fall into one of two groups. The first, are those who are so overwhelmed by the challenges of life that they can barely hang on—let alone evolve. And the second group are those whose lives have been too easy for them—they are so lucky with love, family, health, or money—that they don’t have enough motivation to compel them to push on to the next stage―they simply hang on to what seems to be working for them.
And then there are those rare few whose philosophies keep evolving—year after year—decade after decade. Even though life slams them to the ground they continue to transform their beliefs. And when life is easy—they still push on. They are never complacent, even when they are at peace their philosophy keeps advancing.
The first five philosophical stages philosophical growth.
Stage One: The Survival Toddler
Stage Two: The Infatuated Child
Stage Three: The Disillusioned Adolescent
Stage Four: The Purging Adult
Stage Five: The Peaceful Elder
• Most all of those in stage one will not be interested in this book. (They are usually found in organized, dualistic, faith-based religions.)
• Those in stage two would get the most from this book—but only if they ready to move on. (They are today’s modern metaphysical seekers.)
• Stage three seekers say they love this book for the direction it gives. (They can be atheists, humanist, agnostics, or those who have become disillusioned by all of the New Age hype and metaphysical fads. They are ready to move on.)
• Those in stage four are finding much appreciated confirmation in this book. (They are seekers whose philosophies have grown a good deal throughout their lives. They have realized that upgrading their old beliefs to newer ones will only clutter their thinking more and so hinder their progress. They are now in the process of eradicating a lifetime of ineffective spiritual beliefs.)
• Those in stage five don’t really need to read this book; but they are finding it interesting and entertaining. (They are those who have done their work and no longer need to get their spiritual beliefs, advice, or inspiration from others.)
For more information on Doyle Barnett or his latest book:
Spiritual Growth is Not What You Think, go to www.DoyleB.com.