March 9, 2022
Ask Deepak

Full Spirituality.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Hello, Do you think it’s possible for a person to be able to encompass the full experience of spirituality without attending seminars, having a mentor, or going to an ashram? It seems that to really get “it,” a person needs the guidance and help of a mentor. Are those of us without hefty financial resources just wasting our time trying to figure this all out on our own from reading books and listening to recordings? It’s so frustrating because I feel I am only able to get so far on my own and would like to experience so much more – I’m just not sure how/what to do to get there. I know you didn’t get where you are by yourself – I can’t think of anyone I admire who did (except for Buddha). However, I live paycheck to paycheck, just filed for bankruptcy, and any type of extra funds are just not there. It’s SO frustrating! I’m hoping it doesn’t come down to uber spirituality for the wealthy v. glimmers of spirituality for the rest of us, but given our society and our economy, I fear it just may be way too true. Any thoughts?


Spiritual experience unfolds through the experiences we have in the everyday circumstances of our life. If we attend to the present moment with full awareness, spirituality will unfold in our normal everyday life. Whether that life is wealthy or modest, isolated, or socially engaged, healthy or unwell, if your consciousness remains open and unattached to the outer circumstances, self-realization will unfold.

As for the need of a mentor: some outside guidance is required to validate whether your experiences are genuine or ego delusions, and someone who has already traveled the path can help in that. But there are other ways that message can be delivered when the time is right. Nature is quite resourceful, so when you need a teacher at some phase of your growth, that teaching can come in many different guises if you don’t have a formal teacher already.



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