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and directing it toward your aspiration. Once you have clariied 

your aspiration, you now need to follow through on it. Follow- 

ing through has to do with what you are willing to do or let go 

of doing.

Spirituality does not require that you work hard toward 

achieving a result in the future as much as it requires you to be 

fully present, sincere, and committed now, with absolute honesty 

and a willingness to uncover and let go of any illusion that comes 

between you and the realization of Reality. herefore, spirituality 

does not have to do with time or what can be achieved in time; 

it has to do only and always with the eternal present.

Aspiration is not so much a matter of the mind as of the 

heart, in that it is a relection of what you cherish, love, and value 

most. You do not need to be reminded of what you truly love, 

only of what you do not love. And what you actually love is most 

truly relected in your actions, not in what you feel, think, or say.

When aspiration lines up with unconditional follow-through 

and love, it becomes a very strong force in the universe. Only 

then are we uniied and one-pointed enough for our aspiration 

to survive the winds of folly, fate, and circumstance.

Never Abdicate Your Authority

he third Foundation is never abdicate your authority. his means 

that you take full responsibility for your life and never forfeit it 

over to someone else. here is no such thing as riding the coat- 

tails of an enlightened being to enlightenment itself. A failure to 

understand this can lead (as so many have been led) to cultish 

fanaticism, fundamentalism, magical thinking, disappointment, 

disillusionment, and/or spiritual infancy.

While it is understandable that many people project their 

unresolved parental issues, relationship issues, authority issues,


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