The world is a bigger place than we could ever understand, and finding our place in it can be a daunting challenge. While our lives are the sum total of the choices we make, life also has a way of throwing obstacles in our path. It’s during these difficult times that we question if there’s a bigger plan than what we can observe.
Having a spiritual worldview offers us a tool for looking at life’s bigger picture than a strictly secular one allows. Spirituality is not something you can achieve, but something that constantly must be cultivated. It evolves as the questions we ask ourselves and the universe grow and change.
Spirituality gives us a framework that allows us to make decisions and bring the world into focus when answers are hard to come by. Making the moral decision is easy when there’s no pressure or temptation. It’s when we are tempted, or when we might not be sure what the right thing to do in a situation would be, where our spiritual views come into play. That’s when having a viewpoint bigger than yourself helps you chart the right path for your life.
As much as we believe — or at least pretend — that we are in charge of our lives, that’s not the whole truth. There are elements in our everyday existence that fall outside the realm of our control. It may seem counterintuitive, but the very act of admitting that truth is liberating. It allows us to focus on those things we can control, and through a moral framework, learn to accept or adapt to those things we can’t.
Finding this spirituality can be difficult for many of us, though. We need a group of people around us to provide a safe place for us. We all need a group where we can discuss our spirituality, and who will hold us accountable for our actions and behaviors. We need to learn what has worked for others who have faced what we face. Through the Theory of 5, you’ll learn where to find these people. You’ll also discover what a difference having a circle of spiritual people can mean for you and your loved ones.
Spirituality affects all the other areas of our lives. Our relationships, our children, our business dealings and our other activities will reflect our moral outlook. This is the framework we use to interact with the world. With a circle of mentors, we can maintain our morals and ethics when the temptation to set them aside is greatest. And then, by being mentors ourselves, we are able to make good decisions knowing that we are accountable for them, and that others are watching if we “walk our talk.”
The Theory of 5 teaches us we are not alone. Together, we can face the challenges the world sends us and make decisions we will be proud of for the rest of our days.