Thomas Ryan outlines the four steps to spiritual freedom: Know Who You Are; Live Your Calling to the Full; Let Go of Results; and Daily Re-Dedicate Your Life to God. This wise and passionate book is full of practical examples and instructions and includes numerous quotations skillfully blended within the text, from Jungian psychology to Zen, from modern-day popular authors to historical spiritual personages. This beautiful book: * offers a method of ongoing spiritual examination called "an Examen" step by step. * explains and demonstrates contemplative prayer, eastern meditation, and Christi an meditation, including the Marantha chant. * teaches an ongoing focus on both attention and intention in spiritual life. * includes the practice of communal prayer as well as individual prayer. * delineates how to use in meditation a famous prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola, "Take Lord and Receive." * presents a unique daily process "Contemplation to Attain the Love of God."