In my studies, the excellent and deep work of A. H. Almaas continues to inspire me. Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas) was born in Kuwait and spent his early years there before moving to the USA to pursue his graduate work in physics. He wanted to explore the truth of reality and felt that science would help him find answers. In the final year of his Ph D he started to become aware that science wasn’t providing the truth that he was looking for. He was exploring a different truth and his search is reflected in his works like ‘Spacecruiser Inquiry’.
"To experience the richness of our Being, the potential of our soul, we must allow our experience to become more and more open, and increasingly question who we assume we are. Usually we identify with a very limited part of our potential, what we call the ego or personality. Some call it the small self. But the identity is actually a distortion of what we really are, which is a completely open flow of the mystery of Being. A human being is a universe of experience, multifaceted and multidimensional. Each of us is a soul, a dynamic consciousness, a magical organ of experience in action. And each of us is in a constant state of transformation – of one experience opening to another, one action leading to another, one perception multiplying into many others; of perception growing into knowledge, knowledge leading to action, and action creating more experience. This unfolding is constant, dynamic and full of energy. This is the nature of what we call life.
Almass, A.H (2002). Spacecruiser Inquiry: True Guidance for the Inner Journey. Boston, MA: Shambhala."
This writing will impact on each of us in different ways as we continue our individual searches for meaning.
- What does ‘truth’ mean to you?
- How are you going about finding it?
- In your search for truth, what are your stumbling blocks?
- How can you change them into stepping stones?