From Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation, the Perennial Tradition is the name given to the core teachings of all major religions and indigenous peoples:
1) There is a Divine Reality underneath and inherent in the world of things.
2) There is in the human soul a natural capacity, similarity to, and longing for this Divine Reality.
3) The final goal of existence is union with this Divine Reality.
As I enter my 40’s, I find the simpler teachings more profound, and this one sums up so much for me. If we could only see our common ground, our common longing and the Divine Reality in all things.