What's it all about?
We all feel drawn towards attempting to find deeper meaning. We yearn for understanding. But intellectual analysis of our apparent physical reality and investigation into the nature of mind can only go so far because no matter how much we know, still questions remain. This is because thinking and the material universe are only aspects of the totality.
By exploring our inner journey we can come to a realisation that there is also a sense of 'presence' in the background to our thinking and the experiences of the body. What is this? Has it always been there? Why do I feel that it has a quality of peace?
When we become able to observe everything from this place of peace, we disengage from the express train of our mind, the turmoil of emotion and the turbulence of day-to-day life.
Have we found our spirit or soul? If we do not get caught up in analysing or naming it, or relying on any religious belief system to define it, we can simply learn to rest there. We find then that we feel at home, and the deeper answers to "what's its all about?", and "what's my purpose?" gradually reveal themselves. As this happens we realise we can participate in life as it flows, responding harmoniously to events and situations.
It is the purpose of spiritual guidance to help us rediscover this eternal truth.