We live in a time of great change. The social, political and technological changes experienced in this generation make our world very different from that of our parents and grandparents. More intriquing than the changes occurring in the physical world, are the changes that are taking place within humanity itself. Slowly, but steadily, people everywhere are coming to see themselves as spiritual beings. More importantly, we are coming to realize that as spiritual beings, we possess the power of co-creation. As co-creators with God, we have a duty to ourselves and to future generations to create as responsibly as possible.
One way to do this is to practice spiritual ideals in all that we think, all that we say, and all that we do. These ideals, also called the fruits of the Spirit, were considered the key to spiritual enlightenment by all of the world's Great Teachers. The fruits of the Spirit include patience, understanding, compassion, forgiveness and love. In this book you will learn how to choose your ideal, cultivate that ideal within yourself, manifest your ideal through a daily spiritual practice, and live your ideal in your attitude towards life and in your relationships with others.
As you do so, you will rediscover your creative capacity to change your life for the better. You will also learn that as you change yourself, you can change the world as well. For the opportunity to make a difference exists not only in the great acts of history, but also in the ordinary moments of daily life. By choosing to manifest spiritual ideals you will bring joy, harmony and peace into your life and the lives of others. As you manifest the fruits of the Spirit, YOU become a catalyst for positive change in the world and help hasten the spiritual awakening of humanity.