Rise Above It: Spiritual Development through the Ten Commandments is our most general program. It is suited for all ages, and for people at every stage of their spiritual journey. One of the most delightful aspects of this program is that people who may feel quite “different” as regards to their age, race, religion, economic status, educational level, gender, or national origin discover that they are remarkably alike as they encounter similar obstacles on the path to spiritual development.
The “ego” is an equal opportunity destroyer, and is no respecter of persons. Problems of jealousy, anger, resentment, control, and impatience are truly universal—as are their antidotes: kindness, consideration, understanding, forgiveness, gratitude and generosity.
Our experience is that people who take part in the general course meet one another at deep levels and learn from each other’s experience of striving to keep the commandments. This is the level of community support that transcends differences and awakens us to our common humanity.