There is satisfaction in integrating oneself. That is the process of letting the important streams of one's existence learn to live with each other. I came onto Triadic Philosophy as a culmination of a lifetime of thinking about things. I knew deep down that without a universal understanding, we could not actually make any progress. I also knew deep down that my own religion, Christianity, could not survive in its present form. And I was constantly reminded that my ideas about urban life and the impact of fossil fuels were not wrong.

Fold

This article will serve to bring the spiritual piece into the triadic fold.

The spiritual stream in triadic thinking has many aspects.

First, religion is in the process of either fading away or undergoing a radical change. The change would render all religions universal expressions of the same spirituality. It would be evolved because it would no longer condone battles and murder and other antediluvian practices. It would not accept religion as an institution with a paid professional apparatus based on the propagation of creedal understandings. It would see such understandings as part of a binary heritage that is over and done.

Cusp

Be aware that in this fateful century we are still at the start of a change which will actually occupy us for the coming millennium. We're on the cusp. We will see the gradual collapse of organized religion. Hopefully, we will see in its place a secularism that is spiritually based. This can involve affirmations as simple as that of Star Wars, a nod to the Force.

If it is in tune with triadic philosophy it will insist that there be some acknowledgment of forgiveness on a daily basis. Human beings need ritual and meaning that runs deeper than partying and self-obliteration via alcohol and drugs. Sooner or later there is a moment of truth. That is what I would call a triadic moment.

Understand that when we speak of Triadic Philosophy, we are talking of a discipline in which the bedrock presence of daily forgiveness [VIDEO] is an essential element. Freedom is the product of a sense of being forgiven, of having a burden lifted. When one says "forgive the wrongs that we have done, as we forgive those who do wrong," one is achieving a vital spiritual benchmark.

The contract within the Lord's Prayer is being forgiven only because you have extended forgiveness. This may involve dealing with those you have directly hurt. But it need not. It is a blanket forgiveness, a freeing up. It does not mean we are not culpable, but we can go forward. We can move on.