Spiritual growth refers to the process of developing one’s sense of connection to and understanding of one’s own spirit and/or a more universal source of spiritual energy. Some traditions describe methods to follow with specific stages or thresholds that are reached in progression toward an ultimate spiritual state, often called enlightenment. While there is a vast diversity of methods and theories to this aim, there’s a general consensus across belief traditions that one’s sense of spirituality can be developed, formed, or enhanced through intentional practice and study.
Just as heat is inherent in fire, so is our desire to become better. Why is personal growth and life transformation so difficult? Does Creation wish that we fail? Of course not! The purpose behind the Universes grand design is to make us succeed.
Jeff Foster graduated in Astrophysics from Cambridge University in 2001. Several years after graduation, following a period of severe depression and illness, he became addicted to the idea of 'spiritual enlightenment', and embarked on an intensive spiritual search which lasted for several years.
All Masters have said, “Aham Brahmasmi” (I am Brahman) and “Tat Twam Asi,” (You are that). Disciples then perform constant shravanam, mananam and nidhidyasanam (listening, reflection and internalization), and through this process they reach the depths of these statements.