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Monday, January 7, 2013

The Pull of What You Really Love


Recently a person who has been working very consciously and diligently on re-shaping the inner world, said to me: I feel so excited when I do this, and my reply was: it's because for the first time you are truly coming into connection with yourself.

There is always an inner sensation of resonance and excitement when in some fashion we connect with our true self, our inner self, or, as many authors put it: our soul. We feel energized, we feel good, there is, in fact, a similar sensation to how we feel when the one we love enters the room and we catch a glimpse of him/her in the distance. There is a simple reason for this: as we come into contact with ourselves, we also begin the process of loving the self, and quite frankly, there is nothing quite so magnificent as that. Loving the self is the basis for so much if we seek inner peace, harmony, joy and well-being, that to not begin to do it consciously, if at all possible, is to deny yourself the greatest of tools for health in all dimensions.

Once someone is conversant with that sensation of excitement that arises as they begin to connect with their inner self, they will also begin to understand what lies behind the pull of what you really love. There is a similar feeling of excitement when you begin to connect (work, study, hobby) with something that you really love. And of course the reason is based on the same principle: the excitement you feel when you do that thing (whatever it is), or even just think about doing that thing, comes about because you are connecting to some core element of that true self, that inner self, or your soul, that was referred to above.

So the pull of what you really love is much stronger than any other pull ... stronger than the pull of the desire for material acquisition, stronger than the desire for social, professional or academic prominence, and when you feel that pull, you would be well advised to heed it. It was Rumi who said : Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.


For more about connecting to your inner self, and of making conscious choices that will enhance your life and promote greater inner peace and freedom, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self (paperback or Kindle).

To download the first chapter, click here
To see the Table of Contents click here

From the Description on Amazon:

Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.





My new book The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is now also available in print and Kindle formats.

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From the Description on Amazon: More exciting than any other kind of relationship you have ever known, spiritual partnership is a path, a Tao, available to you so that you may transform your life. Spiritual partnership becomes background music to daily life allowing you to enhance the process of your growth and evolution.

This ground-breaking book addresses:

• relationship patterns that hold you back from a truly fulfilled life
• the strong connection between sexuality and spiritual partnership
• communication leading to true connection & lasting transformation of your relationship

It is precisely at the problematic crossroads so often encountered in relationships that we are offered the opportunity to create a new foundation based on mutual complementarity rather than need; a free relationship between two people who want to be together, rather than two people who need to be together. Needing another, we are told, is the measure of love, but for a fully conscious individual nothing could be further from the truth. And therein lies part of the secret and healing power of spiritual partnerships. 


Praise for The Tao of Spiritual Partnership 

“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come." 
Chris Griscom: Spiritual Leader, Author 

“Eloquently and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion.” 
Robert Schwartz: Author of Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born 

"The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is a unique blend of wit and wisdom; Dr. Kortsch encourages us to take responsibility for our relationships, while recognizing and seizing the opportunities for our own personal spiritual growth." 
William Buhlman, Author of Adventures Beyond the Body 



Note: If you are wondering why this blog is now only appearing on alternate days (excluding Sat/Sun), it is because I also post on my other blog on the others days. That other blog is The Tao of Spiritual Partnership, so named for my new book. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed.

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