Spiritual bypassing has become a popular term of late. It seems people have found another way to avoid themselves or at least attempt to avoid themselves. That’s really what a spiritual bypass is–it’s just a term for self-avoidance.

Specifically, a spiritual bypass is trying to do something “spiritual” to avoid doing something uncomfortable or otherwise believed by the person to be undesirable. Sometimes the things we need to do in life aren’t actually hard, so from time to time, a spiritual bypass will cause the person to avoid some really wonderful things. This is just another aspect of the ignorance of our unconscious ego selves.

Because we are good at being sneaky and fooling ourselves, I thought it’d be useful to dedicate a talk to this subject to help people better identify when they are spiritual bypassing an issue. Through identification, you can then adjust your behavior to stop doing it and face what you have been avoiding.

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Additional Spiritual Info

Here is some more information on the topic of spiritual bypassing:

The Spiritual Bypass: The Illusion of Avoiding Your Difficulties

Avoiding Parts of Your Spiritual Work


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