10 Signs of Progress on Your Spiritual Path
Here's a list, from my book The Seeker's Guide, of 10 common pitfalls you may encounter and the key signs of progress.
Combine Love and Loneliness
When we progress on the path, we become more and more comfortable with the great paradox of belonging and being alone. We reach out to others for love and companionship, yet we know that the abiding love for which we long rests in our solitary relationship with God. We are generous in our compassion and help to those in need, but we also know that each person is responsible for his or her own healing. We are loved; we are alone. Both are blessings. Love and loneliness are both states of grace.