The above is a handout I developed years ago for a workshop I presented on "Pathways to Serenity" (one of my books still sold on this site). The approach taken was an adaptation of Lonergan: to identify the activities of our human consciousness, then to try to set goals and objectives to form our consciousness unto the ways of love, open to God's grace as given through Christ. I pulled it out recently for a lecture I'm presenting on spiritual practice and find that it still holds up well.
And, yes, yes, the wording -- "Right Action," Right Desires" etc. -- was an attempt to articulate something of a Christian corollary to the Buddhist's eightfold path. Don't know if I'd do it the same way now, as anyone who comes along using the word "Right" is automatically dismissed, in certain circles (unless they're Buddhist, that is).
See what you think.
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