A spiritual quest is a conscious searching to find answers to questions like: What is the meaning of life? How do I discover my true and best self? Why do we exist? Is there life after death? How do I attain happiness/enlightenment/wisdom? The drive comes from within and the quest may cross spiritual traditions and religions. Everyone has moments or periods of spiritual questing, but some people make it their lifelong purpose and study. These people often become mentors and guides for others, offering teachings and practices they have benefited from on their own journeys.
This excerpt from "The Spiritual Quest" explores the personal, spiritual journey with Karen Armstrong, the best-selling author of "A History of God," and Robert Thurman, the first American ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
Interview with doctor and speaker Gabor Maté, sharing his perspective on spiritual seeking, addiction and the search for truth This interview is part of Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol 6 to be released in April 2016.
Mary Oliver's poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery, which brings nature into clear focus, transforming the everyday world into a place of magic and discovery.