Stonyhill is dedicated to authentic spiritual growth, awakening, and growth in self-awareness. The Stonyhill Newsletters and all articles published on this website are based on the following principles:
AWARENESS AND AWAKENING: All personal authentic spiritual growth is based on growth in self-awareness and our conscious awakening to the dangerous illusions created by our primitive egos.
MIDDLE PATH: All truth is paradox and is found only in the gray between black and white either/or thinking where opposites are held in dynamic tension. No one possesses absolute truth.
UNITY: There is no “other”, we are all connected. We are all part of the Consciousness that created the universe. Diversity is part of creation, and “otherness” is an illusion of the primitive ego.
LIVING IN THE PRESENT: Reality, truth, beauty, faith, love, happiness, spirituality and peace can only be found by developing the spiritual skills of living in the present moment.
SILENCE AND LISTENING: The journey into authentic spiritual growth leads us into solitude, silence and the ability to listen to others with a compassionate heart.
CO-CREATION: As self-conscious beings, we are co-creators with the Creator of the Universe. We have the ability to create form: both good and evil (suffering, and violence).
LIVING THE PRINCIPLES OF GENTLE KINDNESS: Spirituality requires the development of formal spiritual practices. We grow spiritually by living gently, developing deep self-awareness and doing no harm to others or the earth we live on.
BUILDING COMMUNITY: Living together peacefully and building compassionate community requires emptiness; the ability to let go of our primitive ego beliefs, certainties, fears and prejudices that reside in each of us and create otherness, violence, conflict, and suffering in the world.