Perhaps the greatest challenge we face in striving to be spiritual beings is our “insistent self” or ego. And that is because there are many forces that impede our spiritual development. The soul aspires to spirituality but we need to put forth great effort on a daily basis to struggle against our lower natures and to follow a spiritual path. The Insistent Self treats this topic in detail using the Bahá'í Writings and writings from other authors and then offers ways to combat the insistent self and to pursue a spiritual path, with chapters on prayer and meditation; fasting; detachment, self-sacrifice and selflessness; tests and difficulties; love; and service. It is for anyone searching for more meaning in life and for those pursuing a spiritual journey.