November 13, 2015

The Completeness of Meditation.

Quote.

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

Question:

Dear Deepak,

Do you believe that meditation is everything one needs to practice to live a fulfilling life towards self-realization? Going deep inside yourself through meditation and making your nervous system free from stresses, day after day, is all that is necessary? No need for any sort of additional therapy, such as, counselling, psychoanalysis, life coaching, etc. (except in cases of psychiatric nature)?

Response:

The experience of our essential nature gives us the basis for our self-realization, but we also need to take steps to incorporate and integrate that experience/understanding into our daily life so that it becomes a practical and real state of consciousness that functions effectively.  Enlightenment isn’t a withdrawal from life, relationships, and career. Self-realization is living life with our full potential.

 To stabilize and integrate the experience of the unlimited self we have in meditation, we   need   a process to interpret experience and ripen it into the fullness of enlightenment.  Traditionally this process has meant guidance from those who have already walked the path.  Nowadays this guidance can come from many different sources, including counseling, or life coaching. But this process of integration is not an exercise of psychological health. We are shifting our base of identity from the ego mind to the true self, so psychoanalysis or cognitive therapy, or any mental therapies will not reach that. But they can have some ancillary benefit for some people to get past a particular issue that is holding them back. Ultimately the spiritual guidance we follow is the guidance that comes from our own Being, our wise self that leads us to who we need to learn from, what we need to learn, and when we need to hear it.  Our job is to be open, fearless and alert for those   opportunities and take them when they arise.

Love,

Deepak

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  1. Anna Martin

    I am a mental health therapist, licensed mental health clinician, and my goal is to help people to be self actualized and to listen to their higher purpose, not just talk therapy but soul Therapy. Thank you Deepak for being there for people who are afraid of the stigma attached to mental health and psychotherapy and to help them to see that there's another way, a way less stringent way, of getting the help that they need and deserve.

  2. Anna Martin

    I am a mental health therapist, licensed mental health clinician, and my goal is to help people to be self actualized and to listen to their higher purpose, not just talk therapy but soul Therapy. Thank you Deepak for being there for people who are afraid of the stigma attached to mental health and psychotherapy and to help them to see that there's another way, a way less stringent way, of getting the help that they need and deserve.

  3. Anna Martin

    I am a mental health therapist, licensed mental health clinician, and my goal is to help people to be self actualized and to listen to their higher purpose, not just talk therapy but soul Therapy. Thank you Deepak for being there for people who are afraid of the stigma attached to mental health and psychotherapy and to help them to see that there's another way, a way less stringent way, of getting the help that they need and deserve.

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