COURTESY OF GUEST BLOGGER: Nic East, Jim Thorpe Artist & Co-Owner of Hill Home Forge B&B www.niceastdesign.com
The goal of almost all meditators today is Enlightenment. It is thought to be one of the most important spiritual objectives and yet is not clearly understood my most whose ambition it is. What is Enlightenment, and why do we pursue it so diligently?
Enlightenment has previously been thought to be the act of having a keen interest in all things spiritual and scientific. It began to become an elevated goal back in the 1700’s and developed across cultures and religions during the succeeding two centuries. It came into the general public awareness during the early 1980’s with the advent of New Age values. At that time, “enlightened” people were thought to be kind, reasonable, charitable, law-abiding and scientifically curious.