What is spiritual direction?
God made us with two minds. A natural mind, and a spiritual mind.
My natural mind uses logic and reason. It expresses itself in words and ideas.
My natural mind deals with things that can be seen and things that are temporal.
With my natural mind, I can learn about stuff, like history, or psychology.
My spiritual mind knows things directly. It does not use logic or reason. It
cannot be taught. It can only discover and know. My spiritual mind deals with
things that are not seen and things that are eternal. It deals with things that
cannot easily be expressed in words. Knowing all about love in my head does
not make me a loving person. I can only love from my heart.
To get into God's presence, to experience His eternal Love, Joy, and Peace,
learn to focus on His presence from the mind of your heart. Spiritual direction
can help you discover that. God's Love, Joy, and Peace are not the same as the
world's love, joy, and peace. God has blessed every heart with the presence
of His Love, Joy, and Peace. If you are not experiencing God's presence, you
are probably spending too much time dwelling in your natural mind.
Do an experiment. Without thinking, for one minute focus on God's presence in
your heart. If any words get in the way, start over.
The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are
foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually
discerned. (1 Cor 2:14)