Are we to strive for perfectionism, or are we to realize the wholeness that already exists within our true Self, our essential divine nature?
We live at the crossroads of a dual-nature. How well we bear that cross, integrating these dualities into one, may define our life.
Separation seems to be a theme that shows up in every spiritual tradition, and the overcoming of it to union is the goal of the seeker.
In the 1980s there was a group of contemplatives from several different religions that gathered to dialogue, and they came up with eight points of perennial wisdom that they seemed to share in their experience of an Ultimate Reality.