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Let’s see how I can put it in a few words…. An attempt to make people realise that
life can have an interior dimension of depth and awareness which is systematically blocked by our habitual way of life, all concentrated on externals.  The poverty of a life fragmented and dispersed in “things” and built on a superficial idea of the self and its relation to what is outside and around it.  Importance of freedom from the routines and illusions which keep us subject to things, dependent on what is outside us.  The need to open up an inner freedom and vision, which is found in relatedness to something in us which we don’t really know.  This is not just the psychological unconscious.  It is much more than that.  Tillich called it the ground of our being.  Traditionally it is called “God,” but images and ideas of the deity do not comprehend it.  What is it…?

The real inner life and freedom of man begin when this inner dimension opens up and man lives in communion with the unknown within him.  On the basis of this he can also be in communion with the same unknown in others…. Possibly our society will be wrecked because it is completely taken up with externals and has no grasp of this inner dimension of life. 

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In their many different idioms the classical spiritual writers have attempted to throw light on the eternal question of union with God. 
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