Therapy aims to heal and rehabilitate a wounded ego so that the individual can effectively function within society. Spiritual work aims to purify the heart and soul so that the individual can affectively commune with God. Clearly these are not the same. Not even close. They operate on completely different dimensions. Modern therapies get rid of soul by inventing models that don't include one, and spiritual work struggles to get through and beyond ego. Therapy builds you up, spiritual work crushes you down.

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Steven Moore said...

An example of mistaking one for the other:

"The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self."

Marianne Williamson