Transformation has been defined as a profound change in the core ways in which we function, view ourselves, and relate to others. Transformation can occur in any or all aspects of a life and is an ongoing process of development. It can involve paradoxical movements between dialectics -- such as surrender and will and even the uncovering and reconciliation of opposites and conflicts. It usually involves increasing awareness of the spiritual dimension (less identification with an individual self and a greater sense of overall connectedness). It may move us toward a greater sense of presence, openness, and inner freedom.