Disciplines of the Spirit, Part 2: Growth, 1960 October 2


In this second installment of Disciplines of the Spirit, Thurman builds upon the concept of growth introduced in part 1 of the series. Here Thurman describes growth as the ability to accept what is fact and to handle change, whether the change is gradual or radical. Our desire to resist change for fear of being without a familiar structure requires us to grow in wisdom as we navigate the anxiety associated with the search for stability having lost all that is familiar to us. Our ability to properly function depends on our ability to grow accustomed to the solitary nature of life as we transition from where we are to where we feel we are destined to be. This brings about a new level of awareness, significance, and ultimately wisdom. The wisdom that God requires.

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