This entry presents Father Keating’s three-step portrayal of the spiritual journey.
The beginning of the spiritual journey is the realization —not just the information, but the interior conviction—that there really is a higher power, or, God. Or, to make it as easy as possible for everybody, that there is an Other.
Second step: To try and become the Other.
And finally, the realization that there is no Other. You and the Other are One. Always have been, always will be.
~Father Thomas Keating